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Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock chose to sweep in and help his friend Kevin Hart out with one of his appearances this week by filling in for him on Kelly Clarkson’s new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. For a new season debuting next Monday, Johnson not only chose to do it since Hart is currently suffering from multiple spinal fractures, but he did so during the middle of his honeymoon. Johnson was vacationing in Kauai with his longtime partner Lauren Hashian. And as awkward and jolting as that sounds, it actually worked out because Johnson said Clarkson and his wife have grown close and are best friends now. As far as how we see it, they better had become best friends because anyone you’re willing to leave a vacation in Hawaii for business, scratch that, leave their honeymoon, you’d better become close. At that point they definitely owe you one. Hart was scheduled to be Clarkson’s “first guest ever,” a decision that ended up being Johnson and Clarkson eventually said “His wife probably hates me.” While that ended up not being the case according to her husband, as for her actual real fingers, we may never know. Just kidding.

“When my son @KevinHart4real goes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in,” Johnson tweeted Wednesday. “I did leave my honeymoon early (Lauren approved cos she LOVES Kelly) and now me and Kelly are new best friends.” He also received support from Terry Crews who told US Weekly how he defended him against online trolls because… well we all know how they can be. “There were some people who weren’t so nice. There were a lot of people that were happy he got into the accident. It made no sense to me, but that’s human nature. But I’m here to tell him and that’s why I wanted to say, ‘Hey, man. I’m here for you. I got your back.’ Believe me, most of Hollywood and most people I know are supporting Kevin. Really, really pushing for his speedy recovery.”

While Hart is out and recovering, one would think people would be nice to him considering what he’s been through. Not so. During Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted, Lil Nas X spoke about coming out and Hart interjected saying, “so what.” Moving on, Nas said growing up he was taught to “hate that s—,” referring to homosexuality once again getting interrupted by Hart saying, “Hate what? Why?” And he responded saying, “Come on now. If you really from the hood, you know.” This didn’t exactly go over so well with a lot of people on social media feeling Hart was being bigoted and being an openly gay person myself, I can understand both sides of this. I didn’t grow up in the hood but can understand why Nas grew up with it ingrained in him to hate LGBT things. It’s not common and even to this day, no it is not that widely accepted despite what many will claim. In fact, until recent times have I ever been into discussing LGBT issues or topics at all because of responses like Hart’s. What is the point if you’re going to end up in an unnecessary argument? But a lot of people ask the “so what” question and feel that public figures who come out ruin things for others.

The unfortunate thing is that public figures are often seen as people who perform their jobs and they’re not expected to do anything else. Any resemblance of a personality is usually outside of what’s expected or deemed acceptable. Showing one’s opinion at any point in time or sharing their lives ruins it for others. But that’s when the notion of accepting the fact that people are difference comes to play. And in Nas’ case, he understands as many of us do that by default, artists are assumed to be straight and in doing so, it comes with acting. Some people actually don’t like lying about their lives because in most cases, not coming out involves some form of lying in life… so he chose to come out. In Hart’s case, it likely just makes him uncomfortable. It’s one thing to claim not to care about someone else’s sexuality but it’s another to be aggravated at their decision to come out. It isn’t affecting you any. Just look the other way, next time. Be happy that the person is doing what they want to do with their life. Remember, he’s being honest about who he is. Hart cheated on his wife, the woman he described as being hi rib he couldn’t live without. That alone would make him more honest of a person than he. Argh, I hate to have gone in on that type of a rant about a man recovering from a serious accident but it needed to be said. We still wish him luck in recovering, though.