Kevin Hart Decided to step down from hosting the Oscars in 2019 after he was dragged into controversy because of Homophobic Tweets.
- Kevin was nominated to host 2019 Oscars.
- Kevin Hart involved in controversy after his Homophobic Tweets from a decade ago surfaced.
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked him to apologize.
- Kevin decided not to apologize which dragged him into more controversies.
- Kevin Hart made the decision of stepping down from hosting the 91st Oscars.
- He also apologized to the LGBTQ community for his behavior in the past.
Kevin Hart not hosting the Oscars?
Yes, it is true. In a recent tweet of the ‘Chaos Theory’ actor, Kevin announced to step down from the privilege of hosting the prestigious award show. Hart went on Twitter early Friday morning and posted this update along with an apology to the LGBTQ community.
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. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
Earlier this week it was announced that Hart would host the 91st rendition Oscars ceremony on February 24; so undoubtedly his Twitter account found itself under high attention. Anyone wanting to disqualify Hart, among the jury of public opinion, had a vast array of homophobic posts to choose from. But some of those tweets were shortly deleted after they started surfacing.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked him to apologize for a number of his old tweets that used homophobic language which he refused to do initially. And he also posted an Instagram video to let the world know that he won't be apologizing anytime soon.
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According to BuzzFeed News Kevin Hart deleted this 20 tweet this week.
“Yo if my son comes home & tries 2 play with my daughter's doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay,’ ”
Hart said that he has dealt with his homophobic statements in the past, and he’s not going to let Internet trolls win.
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He will stand his firm ground and not apologize, despite the Academy’s persistent demand for an apology. He says that if the Academy can’t accept that, they can replace him and it will be “no harm, no foul.”
This trend is surely not new in Hollywood, Director Brett Ratner resigned as a producer of the Oscars in 2011 after using an anti-gay slur. Disney fired “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn from creating the third saga of the movie after some of his Twitter posts.
Kevin also posted another Instagram video to let his followers know about how everything he has been saying is coming from a good place.
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Stop looking for reasons to be negative...Stop searching for reasons to be angry....I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people....there is nothing that you can do to change that...NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all....with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. 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. I live to Love....Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please....What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY.....ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you....Have a beautiful day
It seems just a matter of time before the Academy cuts ties with him, a move that is expected to come as early as the weekend. Because even though Hart has a point in objecting to having posts from nearly a decade ago thrown in his face, his stubbornness has surely established him as a clear liability to the Oscars, and his unapologetic behavior for homophobic comments could send wrong messages to nominees.