Kevin Hart You Really Askin' if MJ is Like R. Kelly?

1/26/2019 7:30 AM PST

Kevin Hart Visually Reacts to Michael Jackson Documentary 'Leaving Neverland'

EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart had a visceral reaction to our photog who asked if there was any equivalency between Michael Jackson and R. Kelly.

We got Kevin Friday night in WeHo leaving The Nice Guy, and we wanted his take on whether people would react to "Leaving Neverland" the same way they did to "Surviving R. Kelly." Kevin seemed to visually show a combo of shock and disdain ... but wouldn't elaborate.

As we reported, the 2 accusers featured in the MJ documentary -- Wade Robson and James Safechuck -- were front and center for the premiere of the MJ doc Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. It was so emotional people in the audience were sobbing.

Earlier in the night we got Kevin in Bev Hills at Avra restaurant and asked about The Game's sexual references re: Kim Kardashian West. It seemed he hadn't heard, but he did talk about respecting someone's wife.