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EntertainmentOprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes

02:22  16 december  2018
02:22  16 december  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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.

On December 4, 2018, Hart was announced as the host of the 91st Academy Awards, but on December 6 he stepped down as host in response to public criticism of several homophobic Hart also talks about his mother in his stand-up routine, portraying her as a loving, yet intimidating woman.

(CNN) — Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday. The tweets, between 2009 and 2011 “For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime

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© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited NO: 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; seen in November 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.

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Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday. The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language Hart announced on his official Instagram page that he would host the Academy Awards for the first time in the coming year.

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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'.

He tweeted: 'I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.

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© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Her pal: Seen here with US Former First Lady Michelle Obama (R) at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois in November 'I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. 'I'm sorry that I hurt people...

'I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy.

Michael Che Defends Kevin Hart on 'SNL': Watch

Michael Che Defends Kevin Hart on 'SNL': Watch “Didn’t the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?” he asked, referencing controversial racist statements the director made a few years ago. “Also, if Kevin Hart isn’t clean enough to host the Oscars then no black comic is. The only black comic I know that’s cleaner than Kevin Hart is booked for the next 3-10 years,” Che said as a picture of Bill Cosby was shown.

And Oprah Winfrey, 63, says she has no regrets over not having children with her partner of thirty years Oprah also revealed that she 's finally found a sense of freedom having lost over three stone in Eddie Murphy was put on the short list to host the Oscars after Kevin Hart stepped down amid

Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars Thursday night and apologized to the LGBTQ community after refusing to do so for years- old homophobic Kevin Hart STEPS DOWN as 2019 Oscars host after refusing to apologize for homophobic tweets joking about 'f*gs' and AIDS and

'I hope we can meet again.'

And although the role won't be going to the A Wrinkle In Time star, former host Whoopi Goldberg has suggested the job go to Crazy Rich Asians star Ken Jeong.

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© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He would do: And although the role won't be going to the A Wrinkle In Time star, former host Whoopi Goldberg has suggested the job go to Crazy Rich Asians star Ken Jeong. Seen with his wife Tran on Thursday in LA Responding to the comments Whoopi recently made on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', Ken said: 'I was just so flattered that Whoopi had even said that.

'I didn't even know she was gonna go on Colbert.

'I just saw her on The View yesterday morning, and, off camera, she was really serious about it. Like, "You know, you should host," and "I'm gonna talk to the Academy," and it was so lovely, you know, coming from her.'

Ken also admitted he'd relish the opportunity to host the annual awards show.

Why the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart

Why the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart The job comes with little pay, a ton of pressure and even more scrutiny.

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He said: 'If they asked me to be an on-set medic for it, I'd be glad. 'I think the Academy has done an amazing job in kind of just trying to get more representation on screen ... and I really think, with the success of Crazy Rich Asians, Black Panther and so many amazing movies right now, and so much diversity that is in these amazing movies, it's exciting. It makes me so proud and excited to call myself an actor.'

Video: Jerry Seinfeld: Kevin Hart Is ‘Going To Be Fine’ After Oscars Fallout (via ET):


Oscars Open to Kevin Hart Return – If Comedian Says the Word (EXCLUSIVE).
Key parties involved in the annual Oscars telecast are open to the return of Kevin Hart as host, one insider close to the event told Variety, following an alternately contrite and defiant appearance on “The Ellen Show” on Thursday. Leadership at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC, the network that broadcasts the telecast, are open to Hart resuming his role as emcee if he signals that he wants the job. That message could come through a spokesperson or on social media, where Hart maintains an active presence on Instagram and Twitter, the individual added.

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