The scandalous Sony cyberattack led to the release of embarrassing e-mails that offended some celebrities and even a famous American government official, President Barack Obama. Kevin Hart was no exception. He was asked by a TMZ reporter if he would ever work for Sony again. Read on to know his reply.
Hart was recently identified as the most approachable and talkative celebrity, so a reporter from TMZ took advantage of his easygoing personality.
He was exiting a Hollywood club on Monday night, Dec. 22, 2014, when the TMZ photographer asked the relevant question. Its relevance was rooted from the intense statement of a Sony executive, calling Hart a “whore.”
The actor allegedly asked for more money for his films’ promotion on social networking sites. A new e-mail leaked from the cyberattack stated that he promoted “Get Hard” and “The Wedding Ringer” on Twitter for his 14.8 million followers after being paid millions of dollars.
Hart politely refused to answer the reporter’s question. He added he is a “happy guy” and “politically correct.”
“I don’t answer those questions,” the comedian told the TMZ reporter.
BikiniRobotArmy, an account on Twitter that was posting leaked e-mails from the Sony hack, showed producer Clint Culpepper’s reply to a question if Hart would tweet about Denzel Washington’s film, “The Equalizer.”
Culpepper replied that Hart owed the company. He claimed to convince the actor to tweet about “No Good Deed.” He admitted Sony paid Hart an additional $2 million to tweet about the two films. He even asked for suggestions on how Hart should promote the movies on Twitter.
“What would you have him tweet?…I can’t wait to see this? Or ‘how excited am I to see Equalizer this weekend?’” Culpepper stated.
Culpepper was also the Sony exec who called the comedian a “whore.”
Hart reacted about Culpepper’s statement on his Instagram account. He posted that he worked hard to be a famous actor. He considered himself a “brand,” so he would not let other people take advantage of him.
“I WON MY BRAND…I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND.…I PROTECT MY BRAND….” Hart stated on Instagram.
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