Women on Twitter Are Not Laughing at Kevin Hart's 'SNL' Monologue
In the segment, Hart complained about how hard it was to be a dad. But in addition to whining about the difficulties of having to be the "fun" parent, he explicitly stated that it was a mother's responsibility to structure a child's life by feeding them, bathing them and dropping them off and picking them up at school.
He stuffed his foot further into his mouth by saying: "I applaud you for that, but the one thing you're not is fun."
He then predicted and mocked women's reaction to the claim. But he didn't stop there!
"You never heard a kid say, 'I can't wait to get home and play with mom,'" he continued. "'I can't wait for mommy and me time.' That don't exist. No kids say that. All of the fun responsibility lies on the shoulder of the father. It does."
As if Hart's ancient ideas about gender roles weren't off-putting enough, he then went on a rant about how exhausting it is to have to be the fun parent.
Worst of all, Hart apparently has plenty more where that came from, and he'll be taking it on tour.
This is just a small example of what to expect on my "Irresponsible" Tour....Lets goooooooo https://t.co/TEQNTya9OP— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 17, 2017
Most women (and hopefully men) watching the segment probably shared a look that involved a dropped jaw and raised eyebrows, and many of them took to Twitter to voice their discontent with the sexist monologue.
Watch the clip in question here via Global, and see some of the reactions that have been flooding Twitter down below.
#SNL Women of SNL cast...how the hell did you allow that awful, sexist Kevin Hart monologue to happen??? REALLY???— DebraDG (@DebraDG) December 17, 2017
Family jokes aren't as funny when you know they cheated on their pregnant wife. #SNL— Ali (@madeira_blue) December 17, 2017
Gosh, what a groundbreaking monologue about traditional gender roles and how dads are more "fun" than moms, Kevin Hart. Hard pass. #SNL— heidi "the rock" vanderlee (@heidivanderlee) December 17, 2017
Anyone else basically doing this 🙄 the whole time watching Kevin Hart's SNL monologue? Way to offend all the working moms and stay-at-home dads out there.— teenna (@teenna) December 18, 2017
#SNL is having such a great season from its women writers and cast members. And then Kevin Hart delivers a gross monologue about outdated gender norms in parenting. Do better.— Rachel (@waiting4hobbit) December 18, 2017
Kevin Hart's monologue forced us to change the channel...didn't watch the rest of the show. He was sexist and insulting to all parents. #SNL— Trey Lazear (@treytLL) December 17, 2017
Ooof that Kevin Hart #SNL monologue, which went from saying he's exhausted taking care of his kids to saying that men don't really take care of kids (they're just responsible for fun), was some painfully regressive nonsense. Nice save in the Pandora bracelet skit that followed!— Eric Newman (@EHNewman) December 17, 2017
Watching last night's #SNL. Is this Kevin Hart monologue about parenting from last night or last century? Barf.— Michele Yeo (@MichieYeo) December 17, 2017
Kevin Hart thought that monologue was a good idea at this time? Was it ripped out of a Mad Men script? And when we all know he cheated on his pregnant wife? Ok... #SNL— 🍋 (@riversalvage) December 17, 2017
Kevin Hart is annoying. His whole SNL opening monologue was just a bunch of dry ass reinforced gender stereotypes. Heteronormative af too. Can we leave him in 2017? #SNL— UGH (@crystallcleear) December 17, 2017