Height dysphoria is no joke, especially today in the world of social media.
Celebrity comedian “Kevin Hart”, overcame this life shortcoming, and his advice will tremendously help short guys.
Own it with Jokes (Self Deprecation)
As a comedian, Kevin Hart has had to be quick witted in replies to trolls and saboteurs.
On a show with Orpah, this is the conversation that transpired.
Oprah: “How did you get so comfortable, with your height?”.
Kevin Hart: “Awww…, I’ve always been comfortable, mehn”.
Oprah: “Really, cause generally, you know, people who are not 6ft tall, particu…., not people men, have a complex about it. Instead you, turned it into?”
Kevin Hart: “I’m beyond, I’m not cocky, I’m so confident. I’m confident in who I am, I’m confident in the person, that I am, I think I am sexy. I tell my lady all the time. Babe I’m sexy. I’ve just got two ugly toes, that’s it, that’s the only thing, I just love me”.
Oprah: “You are sexy with your socks on”.
Kevin Hart: “Yeah, Yeah. I don’t take my socks off, but I wear good socks. That’s the plus. I just don’t believe, I don’t believe in change. I don’t believe in doing things to manufacturing my body to, appeal to what I think, people might like. This is it, this is what I was given. This is my playing cards. If we are playing poker, I’ve got to make this hand work. This is it for me. This is what I am going to ride out. So how do you not embrace it. You get one life.”.
Kevin Hart: “You get one life. I am going to embrace mine”.
Oprah: “So when you were younger, did people make fun of you because of your height?”.
Kevin Hart: “I did it before they did”.
Oprah: “You did it before they did?”.
Kevin Hart: “Self deprecation. I still, till this day, I am big on self deprecation. Anything that the person think they can say, I disarm you of it, by saying it myself”.
Oprah: “By taking the power away?”.
Kevin Hart: “I did it in all my standups, so you can’t address it anymore. In movies, what you might think to say, I’ll say it in a line, so it is addressed, and then from that point on, you forget about it, its done. I am not the little man, you are “.
Kevin Hart: “Take me serious, and take me and my role seriously. Take my talent seriously. If you give people the opportunity to look at you with a squinted eye, and I don’t know, then they will”.
Kevin Hart Admits to Lie About Height
Kevin Hart has always been vocal about his height, and has admitted to lying about his height, a couple of times.
Initially he used to claim been 5 ft 4 in (163 cm), but his true height is 5 ft 2 in (158 cm).
But recently he has change his perspective, completely, since he is a role model to future generation.