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OffbeatBREAKING: Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host

08:41  07 december  2018
08:41  07 december  2018 Source:   variety.com

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.

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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 with an apology to the LGBTQ community, after his past anti-gay comments resurfaced.

“This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” Hart wrote. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

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It appears the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may be looking for a new host for the upcoming Oscars ceremony very soon.

In a new Instagram video, Kevin Hart, who was tapped to emcee the ceremony earlier this week, says the Academy called him issuing an ultimatum if things were going to proceed as planned.

“I just got a call from the Academy and that call basically said, ‘Kevin, apologize for your tweets of old or we’re going to have to move on and find another host.’ I’m talking about the tweets from 2009 and 2010,” the 39-year-old comedian said. “I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life.”

Why the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart told Entertainment Tonight that he supports Chris Rock hosting of the Oscars . The seasoned comedian signed on at the beginning but faced scrutiny once the nominees were released. Among celebrity boycotters, some called for Chris Rock to step down as host .

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In a previous Instagram video, Hart addressed escalating concerns over a long history of hate speech and derogatory jokes about the LGBTQ community on social media, resurfaced in national news after he was named host of the Oscars on Thursday.

“Stop looking for reasons to be negative,” Hart wrote in the previous Instagram post. “Stop searching for reasons to be angry.”

Those sentiments did not go over well for many who read them as a non-apology.

“The same energy that went into finding those old tweets could be the same energy put into finding the response to the questions that have been asked years after years after years,” Hart said in his latest video. “We feed internet trolls and we reward them. I’m not going to do it, man. I’m going to be me. I’m going to stand my ground. Regardless, Academy, I’m thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. If it goes away, no harm, no foul.”

The Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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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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