Rob Schneider, William Shatner Side with Ellen DeGeneres After Her Kevin Hart Interview
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Piers Morgan, however, takes the chance to call out "liberal celebrity hypocrisy."

Kevin Hart was one of the top Twitter trends all day on Friday, thanks to a show of support from Ellen DeGeneres during a new interview.

On Friday's show, Ellen had what she called an "incredible and honest conversation" with the comedian, who quit his gig hosting the Academy Awards after old, homophobic tweets of his were resurfaced online.

DeGeneres surprised many by supporting Hart, explaining how she personally called the Academy to see if they would take him back. Calling Hart's critics "haters," she said seeing him host would show "sophistication, class, hilarity and you growing as a person."

Hart called the controversy "a malicious attack on my character" while talking to Ellen, doubling down on claims he previously apologized for his comments -- an apology nobody was ever able to find.

As the entire interview went viral, both DeGeneres and Hart were met with more criticism on Twitter, where many in the gay community expressed disappointment in Ellen in particular.

There were only a handful of celebrities who chimed in on the subject, as both Rob Schneider and William Shatner said they sided with DeGeneres' POV.

On the flip side, Piers Morgan used the opportunity to criticize Ellen for what he sees as "liberal celebrity hypocrisy."

The women of "The View" also sounded off on the controversy:

See more Twitter outrage from journalists, activists and more below:

DeGeneres -- or someone at her show -- clearly caught wind of the backlash, as her account later tweeted out, "However you feel about this, the only positive way through it is to talk about it. Thank you for being here, @KevinHart4real."

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