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Kevin Hart criticized for ‘talking down’ to his trainer in Netflix docuseries

Hart chastises his trainer for not owning a home in 'Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up.'


Tiffanie Drayton


Posted on Dec 31, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:09 pm CDT

Kevin Hart‘s new docuseries on Netflix puts some of his biggest flaws on display, including an entire episode dedicated to addressing his infidelity during his wife’s pregnancy. A clip showing the comedian talking down to his personal trainer is what currently has people online talking.

In a clip from Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, shared to Instagram by Streetsmart_radio, Hart chastises trainer and friend Ron Everline for not being wealthy or owning a home while they are flying on Hart’s private jet.

“Do you think you rich?” Hart questions Everline. “Do you think you wealthy? If everything stops today, can you survive?”

The conversation becomes even more heated when Hart continues to take jabs at Everline in front of wife Eniko Parrish and a few others who were also aboard the flight.

“Do you have a home?” Hart repeatedly questions.

Eventually, the argument turns into a physical altercation and others have to step in to break the pair up.

“I saw this video of Kevin Hart talking down to his trainer yesterday and it has been bothering my spirit ever since. I don’t care where you come from or what anyone has done for you, absolutely no-one has a right to speak to you like this,” Twitter user @findingmalo wrote, along with the clip.

Many were dumbfounded by Hart’s apparent interrogation.

“Why does he need to have a home to prove he has money lmao, rich people don’t rent or?” Twitter user @Foodwithdom questioned.

Some defended Hart by claiming he only spoke that way to try to “enlighten” his friend about making unwise financial decisions.

“My view is Kevin is trying to educate him, sometimes the truth hurts. We have to be smart in life if everything stopped today can you survive? Do you have investments? Do you have savings? Are you financially independent? He got upset because of his ego,” Twitter user @Iammaddamstorm argued.

Others offered up insights about the clip, explaining that the comedian only included the moment in the documentary to reflect on it.

“I think they resolved this and he chose to put this footage in his doc (he didn’t have to ) and acknowledged that he was wrong for his behaviour,” Twitter user @Phops_89 suggested.

Another pointed out that Hart apologizes in the following episode.

“He’s not just his trainer, that’s his ‘brother’. They talk shit to each other and mentor each other. He’d been drinking shots and started taking them based mainly on the disloyalty of another friend,” they wrote.

While fans and viewers were unable to reach a consensus on who was out of line, the intimate glimpse into Hart’s conversation with his friend definitely proves life isn’t always just jokes and laughs. Even for one of the funniest men in the world, things can sometimes get real serious.


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*First Published: Dec 31, 2019, 2:27 pm CST