Kevin Hart Responds to Don Lemon
Here’s more in the ongoing saga of Kevin Hart and the homophobic gay comments he once made.
Openly gay Don Lemon of CNN tweeted a few things to Hart recently.
‘Kevin, if anything, this is the time to hear other people out,’ Lemon said on 5 January. ‘I don’t see any meaningful outreach to the LGBT community.’
Of course Hart replied with a lengthy tweet about learning and how much he’s changed.
Here’s more. If you’re not familiar with the story, there is back story.
Is Ellen DeGeneres Gay Pope?
The Kevin Hart story has certainly sparked something that I think goes a lot deeper than anyone could have predicted.
Here’s a piece from Huff Po where the author questions Ellen DeGeneres for giving Kevin Hart a free pass for homophobic comments he made a few years ago.
The author not only questions DeGeneres, but he makes some very strong, valid points that I tend to agree with.
Here’s the link. There are over 700 comments.
Robert Cutler the Closeted Gay Man Behind Eisenhower
This looks fascinating. I love reading non-fiction, especially when I’m writing fiction, and I love books like this.
Apparently, this was called the “Pink Scare.” It happened during the McCarthy era “Red Scare,” where they would question people about their sexuality. And of course people were terrified of being exposed.
According to this new bio, a man with great power in DC named Robert Cutler was in the closet and he used and exploited the Pink Scare to hide his own sexuality.
The author of the book is Cutler’s great nephew, Peter Shinkle, and it’s even mentioned that Cutler wrote poetry and did drag shows. According to the blurb on Amazon, Cutler kept a diary.
You can check this out, here. The title of the book is Ike’s Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler. Here’s a link to that. I’m getting the e-book. It’s also available in hard copy and audio.
Update: I did buy the book last night, and according to what I read in the book, that period in time was referred to as the “Lavender Scare.” However, the “Pink Scare” is valid, too. With that said, the book is very good so far.