In the wake of Louis C.K.’s latest controversial jokes and Kevin Hart’s first television interview since stepping down as Oscars host, none other than Rob Schneider is speaking up to defend his fellow comedians. The actor showed support for C.K. and Hart in a series of Twitter posts in which he lashed out at people for taking their jokes too seriously. In Schneider’s words: “Free Louis C.K.! Jokes are words you f*cking moron c*nts.”
Schneider’s posts arrived as Kevin Hart made headlines for his interview with Ellen DeGeneres. Hart was announced as Oscars host in December but stepped down shortly after as backlash grew over controversial jokes from his past containing LGBTQ slurs and homophobic language. DeGeneres encouraged Hart to reconsider his decision, which Schneider praised.
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“I support [Ellen Degeneres] supporting [Kevin Hart],” Schneider wrote. “Comics are the...