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

Los Angeles, CA – 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 previously. Hart introduced the information Twitter on Thursday evening (December 6), providing an “I’m sorry” to anybody from the LGBTQ group he’s offended.

“I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this yr’s Oscar’s….it’s because I don’t need to be a distraction on an evening that must be celebrated by so many superb gifted artists,” he tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ group for my insensitive phrases from my previous.”

Hart continued, “I’m sorry that I harm individuals.. I’m evolving and need to proceed to take action. My aim is to convey individuals collectively not tear us aside. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we will meet once more.”

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

“One of my greatest fears is my son rising up and being homosexual. That’s a worry,” he mentioned. “Keep in thoughts, I’m not homophobic. Be comfortable. Do what you need to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can forestall my son from being homosexual, I’ll.”

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

“If u need to search my historical past or previous and anger yourselves with what u discover that’s tremendous with me,” he mentioned within the clip. “I’m virtually 40 years previous and I’m in love with the person that I’m turning into. 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.