Kevin Hart Resigns As Oscars Host After Homophobic Tweets Surface | Film News

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Actor Kevin Hart poses during “The Upside” Screening and Conversation with Kevin Hart at 92nd Street Y on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)


Kevin Hart has recently come under scrutiny over 10-year-old homophobic tweets he claims were “satiric comments about his own heterosexual anxiety”The Guardian.


The comedian / actor refused to apologise on behalf of his actions in the face of the Oscars, and actually, this may have saved his career. By stepping down from the Oscars, Hart removes any power they might’ve had over him, and is therefore able to apologise in his own right, without the idea of gaining something out of it (i.e. hosting the 2019 Oscars).


He tweets:



He then follows with: “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again”.


Many celebrities have been called out for racist or homophobic tweets over the years, for example, last years I’m A Celebrity booted off a campmate for awful comments that he made on twitter when he was young. 


It seems that while homophobic comments are downright unacceptable in our society, it becomes almost impossible for people to forgive, and believe in change of another person who has, in Hart’s case, not been that person for 10 years.


Perhaps Hart intends to host the Oscars one day (since it’s on his bucket list), but such a thing will only arise if he is forgiven by the public.



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