Kevin Hart claims he was joking after admitting he doesn’t do diapers

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Kevin Hart had a brief interview on the red carpet for Jumanji and he managed to give a quote that he’s now defending. He talked to Mario Lopez and his daughter Gia, 7. Incidentally, I don’t think it’s a good idea to have a seven year-old interviewing celebrities at premieres. It’s nice to bring your kid to work once in a while and it looks like she only asked a couple of questions, but I hope they don’t make it a regular thing.

Gia asked Kevin if he’d been naughty or nice this year and that was kind of a loaded question in that Kevin is known as a cheating cheater who got caught this year. He said he’s trying to be good but he made himself sound like a victim because of course he did. I was originally going to title this story: “Kevin Hart: ‘It was a tough year but I’m doing better’” however I guess you could also interpret that as him saying he’s trying to be a better man, given the question. Anyway Kevin also admitted he didn’t change diapers because newborns are fragile and need their moms or something. (Kevin and his wife, Eniko Parrish, welcomed son Kenzo Kash Hart in late November.) It sounded like he couldn’t be bothered, but then he got heat for that and later backtracked. More on that in a moment. Here’s what he initially said, and you can see the video on ExtraTV.com.

Gia: What do you want Santa to bring you this year, have you been naughty or nice?
Kevin: Have I been naughty or nice? That’s definitely a tough question for old Kevin Hart right now. It was a tough year for me. I had some bumps in the road but the good thing is you take steps backwards to take great steps forwards so now, I’ve recovered from some not nice times, now what I basically want is just for Santa to know that I’m doing good and I’m doing better, just to know that I’m a good guy.

Mario: Is it true that you have never changed a diaper?
Kevin: On no, not on my new baby. Not on Kenzo. My old babies I did and I had tough times doing it. A newborn is very tough, they’re fragile, they need a mother’s touch, that’s not a father’s time, so I said, ‘… don’t tag me in till me and the baby are on terms of ‘Stop!’ and he can listen to that; I don’t want to deal with that new, new.’

[From video on ExtraTV]

Then Kevin tweeted this and some follow up responses, claiming he was just being sarcastic. A nice thing happened on Twitter though, the guy who initially called Kevin out for not changing diapers actually deleted his first tweet which Kevin responded to and then apologized to him. I don’t think the guy needed to apologize, but it’s nice seeing strangers be kind to each other online, especially on Twitter.

Yeah no, watch the video. If he was joking he would have clarified that during the original interview or he would have gone into less detail. He was admitting he doesn’t change diapers and even trying to justify it, like he would screw it up anyway as it’s tricky when his son is so little. In regard to his tweets, of course it’s not a world issue, but celebrities often use this excuse when they’re called out for the things they say and do. A lot of dads don’t change diapers, especially insanely rich people like Kevin who have staff for that, but just own up to it or ignore the complaints instead of calling it a joke. That’s how Kevin deals with a lot of criticism, by claiming it’s a joke or he was misinterpreted. He’s got to be a peach to live with, I doubt he admits to much, but his wife doesn’t seem to mind. She went into it with eyes wide open and she wants people to know that she’s doing fine.

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I would change this adorable baby’s diaper any day!

Good Morning my Zo baby! 💙

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Photos credit: WENN and Instagram/Eniko Parrish

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  1. me says:

    He better have been joking. Don’t women have it hard enough with pregnancy and labor? Why should women have to do all the child-caring as well. Men, it’s YOUR child too !

  2. HK9 says:

    Of course he doesn’t do diapers-it would cut into his time searching for side chicks. This is a man who couldn’t refrain from cheating on his wife while she was pregnant with their child and we expect him to do diapers?? He does as he pleases…piece of sh-t.

  3. African Sun says:

    Just really tired of him and I think he is going to be ‘over’ very soon. Shame really, he is good looking but the way he treated his first wife, current wife, gross.

    • HadToChangeMyName says:

      He’s good looking? Where? LOL

      Anyone who would treat their significant others that way is obviously not a good person. But as long as he keeps his money, he’ll find women to put up with it.

  4. JA says:

    Of course he was just joking! Like when he proclaims himself a dedicated family man who married his soulmate and their bond is as strong as steel!!! Wait… ;-)

  5. Moxie Remon says:

    He’s a joke himself so it’s not surprising.

  6. Lulu says:

    I think it’s most telling that he said he changed diapers with his child with torrei. I feel that the money and fame has made kevin more disrespectful and since eniko is a side chick turned wife her position is more tenuous. I feel bad for her, he really doesn’t respect her.

    • Pandy says:

      Kind of agree. I think he figures that’s what he’s “paying” her for and will continue to pay her for when they have their inevitable divorce. Per a comment above, I think he’s handsome too. He has a great face.

  7. KiddVicious says:

    Honestly, if I had had Kevin’s money when my son was in diapers, I never would have changed them either. I don’t think you need to change a poopy diaper to bond.

  8. TheOtherViv says:

    My hubs has never changed a single diaper. The kid’s 16 now and I still can’t get over this fact. I thought this only happens to Hollywood peeps, but no, he managed to get out of it every single time, the sneaky bastard. I still don’t know whether to applaud or resent him.

  9. Madpoe says:

    What’s up with their body language?