Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host following backlash over homophobic tweets

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — Episode 1734 — Pictured: Host Kevin Hart during a promo in 30 Rockefeller Plaza — (Photo by: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)

Kevin Hart Out As Oscars Host After “Homophobic” Tweets Kevin Hart was given “the opportunity of a life time” when asked to be the host for the 91st Academy Awards, but because of “homophobic” tweets from his past he is stepping away from the opportunity.

Benjamin Lee of The Guardian was one of the first people to voice his dismay with the Academy’s choice.

“Hart’s obsession with making unfunny, disrespectful and inappropriate jokes about a community he has shown nothing but bile for along with a string of unrepentant responses to any criticism paints him as someone entirely undeserving of a spot on the Oscars stage,” Lee said.

There has yet to be comment from the Academy about the controversy surrounding Hart. Oscar nominations come out on January 22nd and the ceremony is set for February 24th.

What do you think about Hart’s past tweets? Should social media posts from the past impact a person’s present day opportunities?



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