“There’s power in holding onto that “pink pound”
Presenter and YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf is taking a stand against any actor, producer or director who has damaged the LGBT+ community.
Taking to social media Riyadh showed a reply to an invitation to a screening of a new film by disgraced comedian Kevin Hart, whose historic homophobic tweets came to light following the announcement that he had been chosen to present the Oscars.
Riyadh tweeted his reply to the invite saying, “in light of the comments made by Kevin Hart about the LGBTQ+ community, I won’t be able to attend the screening. As a member of the queer community, it would be a contradiction for me to support any of Kevin’s work.
Guess who has a new movie coming out? If an actor/producer/director’s comments damage your people, then don’t support their films. There’s power in holding onto that “pink pound” ✊? pic.twitter.com/wKiOSSy8I8
— Riyadh Khalaf (@RiyadhK) January 3, 2019
Speaking directly to his fans, Riyadh said that if anyone damaged the community that the community shouldn’t support their work and reminded them that there was “power” in holding on to that “pink pound”.
Meanwhile there are reports that Kevin Hart is set to appear on Ellen DeGenres’ popular talk show, Ellen following on from the controversy around his homophobic tweets. Following on from the discovery of the tweets, Kevin Hart offered an apology to the LGBT+ community.
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