Kevin Hart Steps Down As 2019 Academy Awards Host After Homophobic Comments Resurface

Kevin Hart will now not be internet hosting the 91st Academy Awards. His choice comes shortly after the 39-year-old refused to apologize for homophobic tweets and feedback he made prior to now. Hart introduced the information through Twitter on Thursday evening (December 6), providing an “I’m sorry” to anybody from the LGBTQ group he’s offended.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

Hart continued, “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

When the comedic actor was introduced as the following Oscars host earlier this week, his previous feedback shortly got here again to hang-out him. One remark specifically got here from Hart’s comedy 2010 particular, Seriously Funny.

“One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear,” he stated. “Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.”

Hart addressed the controversy in an Instagram video however didn’t concern an apology at the moment.

“If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me,” he stated within the clip. “I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE.”

The 91st Academy Awards is scheduled for February 24 2019. An alternate host hasn’t been introduced as of publication time.

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Stop searching for causes to be adverse…Stop looking for causes to be indignant….I swear I want you guys may see/really feel/perceive the psychological place that I’m in. I’m really pleased individuals….there may be nothing that you are able to do to alter that…NOTHING. I work laborious each day to unfold positivity to all….with that being stated. If u need to search my historical past or previous and anger yourselves with what u discover that’s positive with me. I’m virtually 40 years previous and I’m in love with the person that I’m changing into. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I reside to Love….Please take your adverse vitality and put it into one thing constructive. Please….What’s understood ought to by no means must be stated. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you select to not consider me then that’s on you….Have a fantastic day

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