We reported earlier right this moment that Kevin Hart addressed the outrage brought on from previous tweets he posted that just lately resurfaced. Much like what occurred to James Gunn and Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon earlier this 12 months, web warriors dug deep into Hart’s profile to find that he made questionable jokes on Twitter years in the past. Hart makes use of homophobic slurs and makes use of the phrase “homosexual” disparagingly to explain these partaking in actions he deemed to be gay. Hart simply introduced earlier this week that he was set to host the 2019 Oscars, however now, he has stepped down. 

Hart took to Twitter on Thursday night time to announce that he will probably be stepping down. He apologizes to the LGBT neighborhood in his tweet, one thing he uncared for to do in his authentic response. His lack of an apology solely brought on extra outrage, though now the injury has already been executed. “I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this 12 months’s Oscar’s,” Hart began. “This is as a result of I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that ought to be celebrated by so many wonderful gifted artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.” The people over on the Academy could have provided Hart the choice to again out earlier than they let him go. The LGBT neighborhood includes a first rate a part of the expertise trade, and this seems like a transfer that was pressured upon Hart, fairly than one he selected. Either approach, Hart is paying for the implications of his actions.