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 choice comes shortly after the 39-year-old refused to apologize for homophobic tweets and feedback he made previously. Hart introduced the information Twitter on Thursday evening (December 6), fering an “I’m sorry” to anybody from the LGBTQ neighborhood he’s fended.

“I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this 12 months’s Oscar’s….it’s because I don’t need to be a distraction on an evening that needs to be celebrated by so many superb proficient artists,” he tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.”

I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this 12 months's Oscar's….it’s because I don’t need to be a distraction on an evening that needs to be celebrated by so many superb proficient artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

Hart continued, “I’m sorry that I harm folks.. I’m evolving and need to proceed to take action. My aim is to carry folks collectively not tear us aside. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we are able to meet once more.”

I'm sorry that I harm folks.. I’m evolving and need to proceed to take action. My aim is to carry folks collectively not tear us aside. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we are able to meet once more.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

When the comedic actor was introduced as the subsequent Oscars host earlier this week, his outdated feedback shortly got here again to hang-out him. One remark particularly got here from Hart’s comedy 2010 particular, Seriously Funny. 

“One my greatest fears is my son rising up and being homosexual. That’s a worry,” he mentioned. “Keep in thoughts, I’m not homophobic. Be glad. Do what you need to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can forestall my son from being homosexual, I’ll.”

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

“If u need to search my historical past or previous and anger yourselves with what u discover that’s fantastic with me,” he mentioned within the clip. “I’m nearly 40 years outdated and I’m in love with the person that I’m turning into.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 publication time.

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Stop looking for reasons to be negative…Stop searching for reasons to be angry….I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people….there is nothing that you can do to change that…NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all….with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love….Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please….What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you….Have a beautiful day

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