MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Kevin Hart takes dig at Donald Trump, 'allows audience to kneel'

The 39-year-old comedian Kevin Hart said that the award show was like a 'typical day at the White House'.

Published: 21st August 2018 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2018 03:02 PM   |  A+A-

Kevin Hart

Comedian Kevin Hart | AP

By ANI

WASHINGTON DC: Comedian Kevin Hart, while presenting at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, told the audience that 'they could kneel', seemingly referring to the controversy over the protest by National Football League (NFL) players during the American national anthem.

"This game you're allowed to kneel. You can do whatever you want, there's no old white men to stop you," said Hart while presenting with his 'Night School' co-star and comedian Tiffany Haddish.

The 39-year-old further said that the award show was like a 'typical day at the White House' reported Fox News.

On August 9, NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem, which started over incidents of alleged police brutality. While some held fists in the air, many decided to kneel, despite the ongoing controversy.

After United States President Donald Trump recently criticised the NFL players for their protest, the football league passed a rule stating that the players would be fined if they don't stand during the National Anthem while being on the field, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

Hart will next be seen in the sequel of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The fantasy drama will hit theatres on December 13, next year.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment English news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp