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Kevin Hart stepping down as Oscars host

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Up to date Dec 7, 2018 12:44 AM EST

Comic Kevin Hart tweeted past due Thursday that he can be stepping down as Oscars host after previous homophobic tweets of his had resurfaced. After Hart used to be named previous this week as host of the 2019 Academy Awards, many expressed outrage because of Hart’s historical past of derogatory jokes in regards to the LGBTQ neighborhood on social media.

“I’ve made the selection to step down from website hosting this 12 months’s Oscar’s,” Hart posted on Twitter. “It is because I don’t need to be a distraction on an evening that are meant to be celebrated by way of such a lot of superb proficient artists. I sincerely express regret to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.”

Previous Thursday, Hart stated in an Instagram video that the tweets had been from “8 years in the past,” however didn’t express regret. “I am nearly 40 years previous. If you do not consider that individuals exchange, develop, evolve? I have no idea what to let you know,” Hart stated.

Hart posted every other video pronouncing the Academy informed him to express regret or else they’d in finding every other host. He did not express regret within the video. 

Hart has denied being anit-gay prior to now, however in his 2010 standup particular, he stated “considered one of my largest fears” is that his son would finally end up being homosexual. 

In a now-deleted tweet from 2011, Hart wrote that if his son “take a look at’s 2 play with my daughters doll area I am going 2 ruin it over his head & say n my voice ‘prevent that is homosexual.'” 

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