Posted on December 30, 2022

Calls Grow To Cancel Kevin Hart’s Comedy Show in Egypt Over ‘Afrocentric’ Views

Middle East Eye, December 16, 2022

Egyptians have taken to social media, calling for comedian Kevin Hart’s debut show in the country to be cancelled over his past comments in support of Afrocentrism on Ancient Egypt.


One Twitter user said Afrocentrists “want to steal and attribute Egypt’s civilization to Africans and tell modern Egyptians that we are occupying Egypt from them. We must all participate in the campaign to cancel Kevin’s concert.”


Hart’s critics from across Egypt have noted an interview the comedian gave where they say he claimed Africans were the kings of Egypt.

”We must teach our children the true history of Black Africans when they were kings in Egypt and not just the era of slavery that is cemented by education in America. Do you remember the time when we were kings?”

The remark has been slammed on Twitter. One user said: “You aren’t welcome to Egypt. Egyptians aren’t Africans. We’re the real builders of the civilization, no one else.”