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 determination comes shortly after the 39-year-old refused to apologize for homophobic tweets and feedback he made prior to now. Hart introduced the information Twitter on Thursday night time (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 12 months’s Oscar’s….it is because I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that needs to be celebrated by so many wonderful proficient 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 wish to proceed to take action. My aim is to carry individuals collectively not tear us aside. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we are able to meet once more.”

When the comedic actor was introduced as the subsequent Oscars host earlier this week, his outdated feedback shortly got here again to hang-out him.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 blissful. Do what you wish 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 wish to search my historical past or previous and anger yourselves with what u discover that’s effective with me,” he mentioned within the clip. “I’m virtually 40 years outdated and I’m in love with the person that I’m turning into.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.

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