Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart slammed for 'sexist' joke about parents

Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart slammed for 'sexist' joke about parents

Kevin Hart has been criticised for his monologue

Monday, December 18, 2017

Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart has been criticised for using a "sexist" joke in his opener to the show.

The comedian and actor was talking about different roles taken by mothers and fathers during his seven -minute monologue, according to News.com.au.

He said: "You never heard a kid say, ‘I can’t wait to get home and play with my mum.’

“You ain’t never heard that. ‘Can’t wait for mummy and me time.’ That don’t exist. Don’t no kids say that. All the fun responsibility lies on the shoulder of the father."

Many responded to the joke on Twitter, one user said: "Women of SNL cast...how the hell did you allow that awful, sexist Kevin Hart monologue to happen??? REALLY???"

Another claimed the gag belonged in 2016 by saying: "2017 has seen incredible progress for women. Kevin Hart’s opening monologue belongs in 2016. Disappointed in @nbcsnl for a #sexist opening monologue."

Whilst one Twitter user stated: "The sheer acceptance of sexism in the opening monologue is saddening."

Hart has also recently come under fire after admitting that he cheated on his wife Eniko Parrish whilst she was pregnant with their child Kenzo.