News > Industry

Kevin Hart quits as 2019 Oscars host after anti-gay tweets resurface

11 days ago   |   By Politicus USA

Comedian Kevin Hart stepped down on Thursday from hosting the 2019 Oscar ceremony after “insensitive words” about gays he tweeted in the past resurfaced online. The 39-year-old comedian and “Ride Along” actor had announced on Tuesday that he would host the Academy Awards, the film industry's highest honors. “I have made the choice...
Read more ...

 

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host over his past anti-gay tweets

11 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By JAKE COYLE
NEW YORK - Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.
Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn't want to be a distraction. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” wrote Hart.
Hart stepped aside just about an hour after refusing to apologize for tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as Oscars host on Tuesday. In a video...
Read more ...

 

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after furor over homophobic tweets

11 days ago   |   By WGN TV

Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday.
The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality. Some of the tweets have since been deleted.
One of the tweets from 2011, that has since been deleted, said “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'.”
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's,” Hart, who is currently performing in...
Read more ...

 

Kevin Hart steps down as the Oscars host after criticism over past homophobic tweets

Kevin Hart steps down as the Oscars host after criticism over past homophobic tweets

11 days ago   |   By Post Gazette


Read more ...

 

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host following backlash over old tweets

11 days ago   |   By ABC

Just 2 days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Industry      Featured News      Art      Celebrity News      Entertainment      Latest Headlines      Kevin Hart      News      Entertainment      Kevin-hart      Lgbtq      Twitter      Oscars      Social-media  


Mike Flynn deserves an apology and other commentary

Mike Flynn deserves an apology and other commentary

Security desk: Michael Flynn Deserves an Apology Michael Flynn was forced to resign as President Trump's national security adviser after widely being branded a traitor over his... Read more ...

Ex-NASA engineer creates glitter bomb trap for package thieves

Ex-NASA engineer creates glitter bomb trap for package thieves

Porch pirates have been hit with glitter and fart spray, thanks to these fake delivery boxes. Read more ...

Penny Marshall, Filmmaker And 'Laverne & Shirley' Star, Dies At 75

Penny Marshall, Filmmaker And 'Laverne & Shirley' Star, Dies At 75

Marshall directed Big and A League of Their Own, among other films. (Image credit: ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images) Read more ...

To avoid shutdown, White House says Trump willing to work with Congress over...

To avoid shutdown, White House says Trump willing to work with Congress over border wall

The White House proposed Congress approve a $5 billion budget to start the border wall. Read more ...

Trump Foundation to shut down amid allegations of misuse

Trump Foundation to shut down amid allegations of misuse

President Trump has agreed to dissolve his charity and give away the remaining $1.75 million in its account, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Tuesday. The... Read more ...

Judge delays sentencing of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

Judge delays sentencing of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn will not be sentenced Tuesday. Read more ...

'God healed Roxli': 11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor vanishes...

'God healed Roxli': 11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor vanishes, baffling doctors

“We didn't know how long she would be healthy and, look at her, she's just doing awesome,” the girl's dad said. Read more ...

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

The regulation will go into effect 90 days after it is formally published in the Federal Register, which is expected to happen on Friday, a Justice Department official said. Read more ...

Michael Flynn heads to sentencing, with ‘good luck' wish from Trump

Michael Flynn heads to sentencing, with ‘good luck' wish from Trump

President Donald Trump signaled his intense interest in the case with a “good luck” tweet to Flynn on Tuesday Read more ...

Elon Musk gives first look at his ‘underground highway'

Elon Musk gives first look at his ‘underground highway'

Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday - the first look at a tube he hopes will be the cure for “soul-destroying traffic” across the globe. The... Read more ...