Comic relinquishes gig in wake of new controversy over previous derogatory tweets.
Actor and comic Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Academy Awards following new controversy stemming from a group of derogatory tweets the comic posted for the length of 2009 and 2010.
“So, I appropriate purchased a name from the Academy and that resolution in most cases acknowledged, ‘Kevin: explicit remorseful about to your tweets of old or we’re going to wish to circulate on and gain some other host,’” outlined Hart in a statement thru Instagram. “I’m talking regarding the tweets from 2009 and 2010.”
The comic first of all opted to “pass” on the apology, explaining he had already “addressed this several cases.”
“The identical vitality that went into discovering these old tweets could well be the same vitality do into discovering the response to the questions which occupy been asked years after years, after years,” continued Hart. “We feed web trolls and we reward them. I’m now now not going to like it, man.”
Hart has subsequently issued an apology thru Twitter though is unruffled stepping down from web hosting tasks, claiming he would now not are attempting to be a distraction.
“I sincerely explicit remorseful about to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous,” wrote Hart.
Hart became confirmed because the 2019 Oscars host appropriate days ago and became poised to be the most stylish in a prolonged line of comedians to salvage the gig.
The 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2019.
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