Kevin Hart weighs in on Dave Chappelle being attacked: ‘Lines that have gotten blurred’

Kevin Hart visited Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Thursday, where he weighed in on Dave Chappelle being attacked during a recent show.

“I think that’s the world that we're in right now,” Hart said. “There's a lot of lines that have gotten blurred. And sometimes you got to take a couple steps backwards to take some steps forwards.”

The attacker ran on stage carrying a knife and tackled Chappelle. Despite the attack, the comedian did not let the incident overshadow his four-day festival and its record-breaking sales.

“Dave went back after that and finished doing the show,” Hart said proudly. “Didn't let that thing be a big thing. Quickly moved on from it and got back to doing comedy. And that's what a professional does. Ultimately, you know, these moments of unprofessionalism should not break professionals.”

23-year-old Isaiah Lee was charged with four misdemeanor counts for allegedly tackling Chappelle, and Hart thinks that Chappelle’s security did a great job dissuading future attackers.

“Somebody getting their ass whooped sends a message to other people, you know?” Hart said. “I was thinking about doing that, but after seeing that, I don't want to do that.”

Video transcript

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: The Chappelle thing was so scary.

KEVIN HART: Yeah.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Right?

KEVIN HART: Not scary, but all right.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: No?

KEVIN HART: Somebody-- somebody ran on stage and got their ass whooped.

- Kevin Hart visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday where he weighed in on Dave Chappelle being attacked during a recent show.

KEVIN HART: I think that the world that we're in right now, there's a lot of lines that have gotten blurred. And sometimes you got to take a couple of steps backwards to take some steps forward.

- The man ran on stage carrying a knife and tackled Chappelle. But despite the attack, the comedian did not let the incident overshadow his four-day festival and its record-breaking sales.

KEVIN HART: Dave went back after that and finished doing the show.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Yeah.

KEVIN HART: Didn't let that thing be a big thing.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Yeah.

KEVIN HART: He quickly moved on from it and got back to doing comedy, and that's what a professional does.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Yeah.

KEVIN HART: Ultimately, you know, these moments of [? inprofessionalism ?] should not break professionals.

- Isaiah Lee was charged with four misdemeanor counts for allegedly tackling Chappelle, and Hart thinks that Chappelle's security did a great job dissuading future attackers.

KEVIN HART: Mike, somebody getting their ass whipped sends a message out to other people that was like, you know, I was thinking about doing that. But--

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Oh, OK.

KEVIN HART: --seeing that, I don't really want to do that.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: OK, [INAUDIBLE]

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