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 resolution 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 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 12 months’s Oscar’s….it is because I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that ought to be celebrated by so many superb 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 damage folks.. I’m evolving and wish to proceed to take action. My objective is to carry folks 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 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 largest fears is my son rising up and being homosexual. That’s a concern,” he mentioned. “Keep in thoughts, I’m not homophobic. Be completely satisfied. Do what you wish to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can stop my son from being homosexual, I’ll.”

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

“If u wish to search my historical past or previous and anger yourselves with what u discover that’s high-quality with me,” he mentioned within the clip. “I’m nearly 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.

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