Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

"I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's", Hart wrote. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past".

Kevin Hart had said hosting the Oscars was "a goal on my list for a long time".

But several of the tweets were screenshot by Twitter users like journalist Benjamin Lee and spread online, sparking an angry reaction.

In the video, Hart said he would not apologise.

Another tweet, from 2009, used the derogatory "F" word that's used to describe gay people.

"Kevin Hart, apologize for your tweets of old, or we're going to have to move on", Hart relayed about the call in the Instagram post.

Despite the Academy's gracious offer, Kevin says, "I passed".

"I've addressed it, I've spoken on it, I've said where the rights and wrongs were, I've said who I am now versus who I was then, I've done it". "My team calls me, 'Oh my, God, Kevin, this world is upset about tweets you did years ago.' Guys, I'm nearly 40 years old. I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren't necessarily big deals, because we can".

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Regarding the supposed controversy on Instagram, Kevin told his followers and all of those concerned to "stop looking for reasons to be negative".

Hart's attitudes about homosexuality were also a well-known part of his stand-up act.

The editor for The Guardian published a series of tweets from the comedian that expressed his fear of having a gay son who played with dollhouses and other female-oriented toys. "I've done it. I've done it!" a seemingly exasperated Hart said. "I am evolving and want to continue to do so". In his comedy special from 2010, Kevin joked that he would do his best as a heterosexual male to stop his son from being gay. Comedian and actor Billy Eichner said "a simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple". On the surface it may not look like it.

After Hart was announced as the host of the upcoming 91st Academy Awards on Tuesday, people began revisiting the comedian's Twitter account and bringing up posts from as far back as 2009, in which Hart made homophobic and transphobic comments.

Neither Hart's reps nor the Academy immediately responded to Fox News' request for comment.

But would he still be busy loving his kids if one of them came out as gay?

It is unclear who may replace Hart for the annual awards show.

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