Kevin Hart let his 10 million Instagram followers know where he stood today on becoming part of the Sony Pictures hacking attack headlines currently ripping through Hollywood. His post comes in response to the publication yesterday of leaked emails written by Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper about UTA agent Jeremy Zimmer, who asked for money beyond Hart’s $3 million paycheck when the studio asked if the actor-comedian would tap his vast social media following to promote a film.
In the missives, Culpepper writes in what is believed to be a reference to Hart, “I’m not saying he’s a whore, but he’s a whore.”
Hart’s response today:
As Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr reported yesterday, Hart and Culpepper spoke and laughed off the emails, writing that it’s not uncommon for them to talk to each other like that — or for Culpepper to talk to most people in Hollywood like that. Hart, who is a core reason for Screen Gems’ success — the Think Like A Man franchise, About Last Night, Death At A Funeral, etc. — isn’t going anywhere.