Kevin Hart says he doesn't regret 'stupid moves' he's made in the past: 'I wouldn't change it'

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  • Hart told Insider his past mistakes have "managed to make me better."

  • He said the "dumb, stupid moves" have shaped him into the person he is now.

  • "I wouldn't change it or take it away," Hart said.

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Kevin Hart told Insider he's in a "good space" these days, and attributes it to learning from the challenges and mistakes he's gone through in the past few years.

"All obstacles, all roadblocks, all speed bumps, all dumb, stupid moves that I've made have somehow shaped and molded me into the person that I am now and I wouldn't change it," Hart said. "I wouldn't change it or take it away."

Hart certainly has gone through his share of "stupid moves" and "obstacles."

There was the controversy in 2018 that erupted when Hart's past homophobic tweets surfaced after he was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars. It led to him stepping down as host. Then just under a year later, Hart suffered a major back injury when he was the passenger in a car that rolled into a ditch in the hills of Malibu in California. And in the same year, the Netflix docuseries on his life, "Don't F--- This Up," brought to public light how his wife Eniko Parrish found out he was cheating on her while she was around seven months pregnant back in 2017 (the incident was also the center of an alleged extortion scam against Hart).

But Hart, who will star in his first major dramatic role with Netflix's "Fatherhood" (available beginning Friday), says the setbacks have improved him as a person.

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Kevin Hart in "Fatherhood." Netflix

"I can say that the things that have happened to me have somehow, someway, managed to make me better," Hart said.

With Hart's belief that you can only learn from your mistakes, he recently spoke out about cancel culture and why he ignores it.

"If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached," Hart said in a recent profile for The Sunday Times. "But when you just talk about… nonsense? When you're talking, 'Someone said! They need to be taken [down]!' Shut the f--- up! What are you talking about?"

"When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect? Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time?" He continued. "I don't understand. I don't expect perfection from my kids. I don't expect it from my wife, friends, employees. Because, last I checked, the only way you grow up is from f---ing up. I don't know a kid who hasn't f---ed up or done some dumb shit."

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