Kevin Hart’s press junket for the Wedding Ringer is back on after Sony Screen Gems announced that it will reschedule amid the hacking drama. Hart’s junket was supposed to take place last weekend, and the comedian was supposed to participate in a sit down interview, which was also canceled.
According to the Wrap, a journalist told the publication, “It’s going to be held from January 4 to 5.”
The journalist was only notified 24 hours prior to the junket’s cancellation that it would be postponed. He added, “We all got emails.”
As the Inquisitr reported, emails between Sony executives revealed Kevin Hart’s promotion etiquette was being discussed in a rather negative and insulting manner. In the email thread, Sony Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper called Hart a “whore” after the comedian wanted to be paid for promoting his film Think Like a Man on Twitter.
In the e-mail, Culpepper wrote, “I’m tempted to suggest we call his bluff. If he doesn’t do his normal routine, his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will — in fact — be f***ing himself because we have his next 2 immediate films. I’m not saying he’s a [money] whore, but he’s a whore.”
In response to the email, Hart posted an Instagram note defending himself as a businessman and a brand.
“I OWN MY BRAND … I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND … which is why I’m able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward. I refuse to be broken people … with that being said it’s now time for me to get back to building this empire that I’ve always dreamed of!!!”
Hart addressed his Twitter followers about the upcoming promotion of the Wedding Ringer.
Me & @joshgad are about to be everywhere people….we are about to promote the shit out of this film….We are going INTERNATIONAL BABY
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 14, 2014
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 17, 2014
Although Hart addressed his hurt feelings on Instagram, the comedian and star has yet to specifically address the Sony hack. That said, it’s hard to imagine that journalists won’t bring up the hack at the upcoming Los Angeles press junket.
[Image via Sony Screen Gems]