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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.

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

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

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.

GLAAD says Kevin Hart ‘shouldn’t have stepped down’ from Oscars: ‘He should have stepped up’

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UPDATE: Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars . The actor-comedian made the announcement on Twitter late Thursday night, along 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 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

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.

Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday.

Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony following an outcry over perceived homophobic comments and tweets from the comedian. It was announced on Tuesday that Hart would host the Oscars ceremony in February 2019, which is considered one of

'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.

Should the Oscars Fire Host Kevin Hart Over His Homophobic Jokes ? Hosting the Academy Awards is an infamously thankless gig, exposing the emcee to intense scrutiny from the culturati Hart actually wanted the job very much, and has been on record saying as much over the years.

Kevin Hart says he’s out as Oscars host after outrage over homophobic tweets. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar ’s," Hart tweeted. Some of them were seen as racist, such as when she wrote, “Coworker at forever21 dates black guys and she said she will set

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):


Stephen Colbert to Kevin Hart: You Don't Get to Decide You're ‘Over It’.
After comedian Kevin Hart spent nearly 10 minutes dodging questions about his history of homophobic jokes and lame attempts at apology on Good Morning America Wednesday morning, Stephen Colbert knew he would have a difficult job ahead of him Wednesday night. 

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