Why Was Kevin Hart Bleeped At The Oscars? It Came During An Important Speech From The Comedian
When announcing a performance of "Earned It" from The Weeknd, Kevin Hart took a moment to touch on the diversity of the Oscars — the main theme of the night. During his Oscars speech Kevin Hart was bleeped, which may have left viewers wondering what happened that he'd be edited at the end of what was such a serious moment. Well, it sounded like his passion just took over and he thought, "Screw it! I'm saying what I wanna say."
At the end of his commentary on the lack of diverse acting nominees this year, it seemed to me that Hart said, "Congratu-f*cking-lations." Although some viewers on Twitter are saying that he was simply bleeped by accident for saying "Congratulations" or "Goddammit. Congratulations on a major year." Update: He did in fact say, "Goddammit. Congratulations on a major year."
Earlier: Either way, the point of the speech was not the swearing (or possible lack thereof). Starting the speech, Hart said, "I want to take a moment to applaud all of my actors and actresses of color that didn't get nominated tonight ... Tonight should not determine the hard work and effort that you put into your craft." The idea was that the issues with diversity should not defeat actors of color — or film fans, for that matter — but are something that will be overcome and looked back on as archaic.
In a night where diversity was talked about often, it made since that Hart would take his moment on stage to do the same and not hold back with his feelings.