Kevin Hart steps down from hosting the Oscars and apologizes for earlier homophobic tweets

Posted On: Dec 7, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Kevin Hart steps down from hosting the Oscars and apologizes for earlier homophobic tweets

Several days after it was announced that he would host the 2019 Academy Awards , Kevin Hart has decided to step down.
In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, December 7, the comedian shared his decision to relinquish his hosting duties, after backlash over his past anti-LGBTQ tweets and his initial Instagram responses, which some critics called unsatisfactory.
"I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."
Several days after it was announced that he would host the 2019 Academy Awards , Kevin Hart has decided to step down.
In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, December 7, the comedian tweeted his decision to relinquish his hosting duties, which follows backlash against Hart over past anti-LGBTQ tweets , and his initial Instagram responses which some critics called unsatisfactory.
"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...

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