Kevin Hart stopped by The Breakfast Club Tuesday morning to discuss his new book I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons. During the 46-minute chat, Hart was also asked about Bill Maher's recent n-word controversy and the responsibility associated with a comedic platform.

"No," Hart said when asked if the comedian title gives people a "license" to say anything they want. "You know, I curb myself now simply because it's a different day and time. You can play the freedom of speech thing all you want, and we can play the 'we're comedians, it's a joke' thing all you want. Ultimately, we know what we're saying and you know the backlash that can come from it."

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Hart criticized Maher for his "bad judgment" during the recent Real Time segment. "I've seen Bill Maher come to the defense of black people on several occasions," Hart said. "That’s a bad judgment. Granted, I don't think Bill Maher is a racist, but that's a bad judgment. It's inappropriate and it's not right. To say that and to say it the way you said it as comfortable as you said it in a joking form, you're wrong. Granted, you can issue all the apologies you want, [but] you know he says it around friends. It's not something that he's not going to say anymore. But for you to say it on your platform, that's tacky."

During a recent Real Time interview with Sen. Ben Sasse, Maher referred to himself as a "house n****" when jokingly invited to "work in the fields" of Nebraska. Maher later apologized for the comment. Following the controversy, Sen. Al Franken pulled out of a forthcoming Real Time episode. Ice Cube, however, is reportedly still scheduled to appear.