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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host

Though Hart doesn't seem overly concerned about all the blowback over his role as host, The Hollywood Reporter declared the issue a full-blown "crisis" Thursday: "The Motion Picture Academy faces a new public relations crisis over its choice of Kevin Hart as this year's Oscars host as old tweets, in which Hart expressed anti-gay sentiments and used homophobic terminology and slurs, have resurfaced".

Kevin Hart has officially stepped down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards.

He also offered an apology for the LGBTQ community for "my insensitive words from my past". I don't know what to tell you, ' said Hart, who added, in all-caps: 'I love everybody'.

After finding himself in a very precarious situation, Kevin Hart has responded to critics after being called out for deleting some old anti-LGBTQ tweets.

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Then on Thursday, Hart said on Instagram he would not apologize and stressed that people change.

Hart has since deleted some of the anti-gay tweets, mostly dated from 2009-11.

"I just got a call from the Academy and that call basically said, 'Kevin, apologize for your tweets of old or we're going to have to move on to find another host, ' talking about the tweets from 2009, 2010", Hart said in a video posted to Instagram. In 2011, Oscars producer Brett Ratner stepped down after making controversial, homophobic comments, while that year's host, Eddie Murphy, chose to step back as well.

On Thursday, the 39-year-old star went on Instagram to write a lengthy post telling people to "stop looking for reasons to be negative".

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Many are calling for him to be removed as the host of the 2019 Oscars. But he said "I'm going to be me, I'm going to stand my ground". "I am evolving and want to continue to do so". "We feed internet trolls and we reward them". I'm thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? While Hart's words are hurtful and damaging, it's safe to say that comedians cross this line quite often. I am truly happy people... there is nothing that you can do to change that.

However, after his first attempt at addressing the scandal failed to satisfy many who were upset by his past remarks, Hart claims the Academy reached out and presented him with an ultimatum.

"I'm nearly 40 years old and I'm in love with the man I am becoming", Hart added.

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