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EntertainmentKevin Hart Breaks Silence on Anti-Gay Tweet Controversy: "I Love Everybody"

02:30  07 december  2018
02:30  07 december  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Kevin Hart in Consideration to Host 2019 Academy Awards

Kevin Hart in Consideration to Host 2019 Academy Awards Kevin Hart is reportedly under consideration to host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The Academy has yet to name a host for the awards show, despite the fact the show is set to air on ABC on Feb. 24. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the past two years, but previously said he will not be returning for a third year. Hart has previously expressed his desire to emcee the major TV event, revealing as much in a Variety cover story last year. “It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career,” Hart told Variety. “It would be great to say I had that moment.

I love everybody . So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!" He also wrote to GLAAD, "@glaad hey I want my fans and @nbcthevoice fans to know that Blake sparked the controversy on Wednesday, May 4 when he posted his version of Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine" on Twitter.

I love everybody . So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!! @glaad hey I want my fans and @nbcthevoice fans to know that anti - gay For the second time in a month, Blake Shelton has made a comment seemingly derisive of gay men, with his newest remark seeming to advocate homophobia

Kevin Hart Breaks Silence on Anti-Gay Tweet Controversy: "I Love Everybody"

Kevin Hart has addressed the controversy over dozens of his anti-gay tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as this year's Oscars host.

In a black-and-white Instagram video, Hart, lying in bed shirtless, says, "I swear man, our world is becoming beyond crazy. I'm not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me especially when I worked hard to get to the mental space where I'm at now."

He continues, "My team calls me, 'Oh my God, Kevin, this world is upset about tweets you did years ago.'"

"Guys. I'm almost 40 years old. If you don't believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don't know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past, then do you. I'm the wrong guy, man," Hart says. "I'm in a great place, a great mature place where all I do is spread positivity."

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host Kevin Hart has been widely criticized for his history of jokes that use "gay" and "f--" as insults. Many of his other homophobic tweets remain online. In a 2015 interview, Hart suggested he would "never apologize" for his anti-gay jokes. Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets have been deleted after the comedian-actor was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscar ceremony on Wednesday. © The Associated Press Kevin Hart Hart was widely criticized this week after a Hollywood Reporter column floated him as a contender to host the Academy Awards ceremony, which will broadcast on February 24 on ABC.

"No, @BlakeShelton--violent, anti - gay statements are not what a woman wants," the group tweeted . GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios praised Shelton for taking "the right step in speaking out against anti - gay violence and sending an important message to his fans and viewers of The Voice."

" Everybody wants a story right now. There's no story to be told. I'm just working. I'm getting myself better. There's no bad blood between me and the team or anything like that. Everybody on the outside trying to look in and destroy what we built there." " I love the team.

In an accompanying message, the actor/comedian writes, "Stop looking for reasons to be negative ... Stop searching for reasons to be angry."

"I love to Love," he writes. "I LOVE EVERYBODY.....ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that's on you."

The controversial tweets in question were posted between 2009 and 2011. In one, Hart wrote, "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay.'" In another, he calls someone a "fat faced f-g."

A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Dec 6, 2018 at 3:20pm PST

Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes.
Oprah Winfrey doesn't want to host the Oscars. The 64-year-old media mogul is known for her work as the host of her eponymously titled talk show, but has said she isn't looking to fill in as the host of the Academy Awards in 2019 after Kevin Hart - who was previously lined up for the prestigious job - quit the position following the controversy that arose when his previous homophobic tweets were resurfaced. When asked by TMZ if she would consider hosting the Oscars if the Academy were to ask her, Oprah simply said: 'No.' Get Hard star Kevin, 39, stepped down as host after past homophobic tweets he'd posted re-emerged, and said he didn't want to be a 'distraction'.

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