Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

While Hart's words are hurtful and damaging, it's safe to say that comedians cross this line quite often.

Hart has since deleted some of the anti-gay tweets, mostly dated from 2009-2011. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time. Regardless, The Academy I'm thankful and appreciative of the opportunity.

He thanked his family, friends and fans for their support, and signed off his post by promising to "rise to the occasion" and make the ceremony "a special one". "I hope we can meet again". "I said angry people love the internet ... so use it only when necessary and spend the rest of ur time enjoying life".

Hart's decision to quit will leave all eyes on who the Academy approach to replace him. "The reason I passed because I've addressed this several times".

"One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay". This year's Oscar nominees are expected to be announced on January 22, while the ceremony is scheduled for February 24.

The Academy did not immediately offer public comment on the situation. I live to Love.Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive.

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"I'm not gonna continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I've moved on".

"By tomorrow Kevin Hart will issue a statement", author Roxane Gay tweeted. Bret Rather soon exited the show, and Eddie Murphy, who was mostly doing hosting duties because of Ratner's involvement, also stepped away, showing solidarity.

Hart, who also starred in the 2017 film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", would have followed talk show host Jimmy Kimmel who hosted the Oscars in 2018 and 2017. I'm thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? I'm not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me, especially when I worked hard to get to the mental space that I am at now.

Shortly after his appointment, tweets resurfaced, originally posted between 2009 and 2011, which contained offensive language towards the LGBT community.

'Keep in mind, I'm not homophobic, I have nothing against gay people, do what you want to do, but me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will, ' Hart said. Earlier in the day, he said that he is in a "great, mature place" now and asked people not to judge him by his past.

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