Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscar Host After Old Homophobic Tweets Resurface

We reported earlier at this time that Kevin Hart addressed the outrage triggered from previous tweets he posted that lately resurfaced. Much like what occurred to James Gunn and Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon earlier this yr, web warriors dug deep into Hart’s profile to find that he made questionable jokes on Twitter years in the past. Hart makes use of homophobic slurs and makes use of the phrase “homosexual” disparagingly to explain these partaking in actions he deemed to be gay. Hart simply introduced earlier this week that he was set to host the 2019 Oscars, however now, he has stepped down. 

Hart took to Twitter on Thursday night time to announce that he shall be stepping down. He apologizes to the LGBT neighborhood in his tweet, one thing he uncared for to do in his unique response. His lack of an apology solely triggered extra outrage, though now the harm has already been executed. “I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this yr’s Oscar’s,” Hart began. “This is as a result of I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that ought to be celebrated by so many wonderful proficient artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.” The people over on the Academy might have provided Hart the choice to again out earlier than they let him go. The LGBT neighborhood contains a first rate a part of the expertise trade, and this appears like a transfer that was compelled upon Hart, relatively than one he selected. Either means, Hart is paying for the implications of his actions.