Kevin Hart lent his support to his friend Ellen DeGeneres after some of her former employees made controversial allegations against her talk show's work environment.
Kevin Hart took to Instagram to defend his close friend Ellen DeGeneres after several of her former "Ellen DeGeneres Show" employees opened up about the toxic work environment on the set.
In his post, the comedian lamented about the increasing negativity on the internet. He then went on to explain that DeGeneres has always treated his family and his team with love and respect.
Kevin Hart attends the 32nd Annual Arts & Business Council Awards Celebration at Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. | Source: Getty Images
IN DEFENSE OF ELLEN
He shared a throwback snapshot from his time on DeGeneres's show, claiming that he has known the talk show host for years and has found her to be "one of the dopest people."
She has also assured everyone that she is committed to not letting this happen again.
On the Instagram post, Hart further expressed his sorrow about the fact that people are promoting hatred on the internet. He wrote:
"The internet has become a crazy world of negativity… we are falling in love with [people’s downfall]."
HELPING OUT A FRIEND
Following his post in defense of DeGeneres, Hart also uploaded a video where he explains why he chose to open up in favor of the famous talk show host.
Speaking in the video, Hart stated that he was simply fulfilling his duty as a friend and doing his best to "be there" for a friend who needs his support.
In the same video, Hart also responded to some of the criticism thrown against him regarding his lack of support for Nick Cannon. The comedian clarified that he was always there for the former "America's Got Talent" host as well.
Previously, DeGeneres supported Hart when his controversial tweets resurfaced on the internet, which led to him stepping down as host of the Oscars.
THE SHOW'S RESPONSE
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. announced an internal investigation on the allegations that involves some of the top executive producers and other senior staff members of DeGeneres' show.
Head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman, executive producer Ed Glavin, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have all been accused of sexual misconduct.
Following the explosive revelations, DeGeneres apologized to her staff in an email. She also assured everyone that she is committed to not letting this happen again.
She further stressed that she has always wanted the show to be a "place of happiness" and is disappointed that "this has not been the case."