Kevin Hart Steps Down As 2019 Oscar Host Due to Backlash from Anti-Gay Tweets

Published: Friday 7th Dec 2018 by Rashad

As the hoopla surrounding Kevin Hart’s resurfaced homophobic tweets from the late 2000s continues, the funnyman has opted to step down as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Less than 48 hours after the announcement Hart was set to be the host of next year’s biggest ceremony in entertainment, the 39-year-old actor has opted to step down due to backlash stemming from multiple homophobic tweets he created between 2009-2011.

The tweets, which can be seen by clicking here, have been the center of a media circus today and led to Hart issuing an apology.  Shortly after the apology made its rounds, Hart stated:

 

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I know who I am & so do the people closest to me. #LiveLoveLaugh

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Apparently, that conversation didn’t end well as just a few hours later Hart tweeted confirmation he would no longer serve as next year’s Oscar host.

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  1. MBD December 7, 2018

    Big dummy! He wasn’t ready!

  2. Ropeburn December 7, 2018

    And finally he apologized. SMDH. This man is dumb as hell. That’s all he had to do in the first place!

  3. Clockz December 7, 2018

    I’ve always thought he was a closeted gay. His lisp ain’t no joke.

    Gays do need to get over themselves though. Want the whole world to worship you cuz you take D.

    • Jasmine December 7, 2018

      I agree 100%. Kevin seems like he is UNDERCOVER GAY. The way he talks and carries himself is very….GAY. Him going out of his way to bash gays numerous times on Twitter in a short period of time serves as proof he is gay because straight men who are comfortable about themselves do not have a complex about gays.

      • Maxx December 7, 2018

        Not true. Some men are just old school &/or have been locked up & in prison they don’t take too kindly to being associated with anyone that is gay. And some people just don’t believe in it religiously. Not everyone feels okay about the LGBTQ community. I love everyone too, but doesn’t mean I have to like it.

      • Jasmine December 7, 2018

        You do realize that Kevin made his anti-gay comments out of nowhere and unprovoked. If you go out of your way to talk about gays and bring up gays repetitively in such a short time period then psychologically you are both pressed with gays and are in denial about having gay feelings. That is a proven psychological fact and research has shown over and over that this is very much true. You are talking about a different scenario which is not really applicable to the discussion at hand.

    • THE ONE December 7, 2018

      Lisps are gay though? 😂😂😂 wow, small mind.

      • Jasmine December 7, 2018

        He probably meant the way he talk. I’m sure you have heard of the phrase gay lisp. Kevin speaks with a gay lisp.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_male_speech

        “One feature of the speech is sometimes known as the “gay lisp”, though researchers acknowledge that it is not technically a lisp. Research does not support the notion that gay speech entirely adopts feminine speech characteristics, but, rather, that it selectively adopts some of those features.”

    • Detruth December 7, 2018

      Tbh alot of comedians have a gay swag to me katt Williams, Kevin hart, Ricky smiley, Jamie Foxx, and its probably more I can’t think of right now. Im Not saying they are gay but they have those mannerisms so they’re definitely suspect.

      • The Truth December 7, 2018

        You for got the Marlon brothers.

      • The Truth December 7, 2018

        Also, 90% of the comedians on In Living Color embraced feminine features and roles. Robbin Williams, Tyler Perry, etc. etc.

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan (New Nashe Music Coming Soon 🔥) December 7, 2018

    Gays are always sensitive about everything. Smh!

    • Brent Christopher December 7, 2018

      so are blacks, women & Jews, right?

    • madbrax December 7, 2018

      that would be black hunty

  5. GrapeJuice Fan December 7, 2018

    This queen ain’t too smart at all 💀

  6. Cbeylive December 7, 2018

    Really b****

  7. Brent Christopher December 7, 2018

    IM GLAD! He isn’t the least bit but funny. Totally overrated. A try hard comedian. And the quintessential homophobe whose ego
    Is bigger than his stature.

  8. JCP December 7, 2018

    This man totally screwed the pooch. I wish he would of led with the public apology. Maybe he could have salvaged this opportunity. Oh well, better late than never. I hope he has learned from this experience.

  9. i hate whytee and blacck bitchess December 7, 2018

    he punked out

    that wil be a damage to his career…..people will reconsider..atleast he is rich

  10. madbrax December 7, 2018

    Bye B****

  11. eric December 8, 2018

    Drag Kevin through the mud but elect the most offensive and most unapologetic person for president. Great.

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