In light of Hurricane Harvey and all that Texans are currently going through, Kevin Hart has been challenging himself and his celeb friends to give what they can to help Houston get through this tough time. Many of the superstars he called out accepted his challenge and matched the initial $25,000 he donated to Beyoncé’s hometown, including T.I., Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and more.
But after all Kevin’s efforts, hip hop vet Master P has a critique for the famous comedian. Spoiler alert: We’re having a hard time agreeing with the businessman. He said in a video posted to TMZ, “I’m blessed that Kevin Hart made a donation, but I feel like he don’t have to do that because it’s not necessary—a lot of people gon’ do what they want to do, it’s [their] money. I mean, we made a [substantial] donation, but it really don’t matter what it is, long as you giving from the heart.”
We beg to differ. While we definitely understand the sentiment behind Master P’s message, Hart’s challenge has inspired so many people to come together to support Houston with whatever they could, no matter how big or small. Publicly holding himself and his celebrity friends to a higher standard (because they’re rich and famous, thanks to the everyday people who’ve continued to support their careers and business endeavors) is not only admirable, in a time like this it’s what’s needed from those who can afford it.
It’s naive to quietly expect all people to do what’s right with their personal finances when no one is looking. At this point, hoping, waiting, and expecting is not an effective way to help the people in Houston. Hurricane Harvey victims and survivors need action now. So, thank you to our assertive friend Kevin, who turned the heat up and raised nearly $1 million from over 4,000 people in just 24 hours. See Master P’s message here, if you care to hear him out.