• Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host After Homophobic Tweet Scandal

    2 days ago - By OK!

    A day after he was announced as the 2019 Oscars host, Kevin Hart 's offensive tweets have landed him in hot water with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The homophobic tweets, which Kevin wrote between 2009 and 2011 but had deleted, resurfaced on Thursday, and the organization quickly asked him to apologize. The two sides didn't see eye to eye. Read on for more details.
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  • How Kevin Hart Failed to Apologize, Offended the LGBTQ Community, and Blew His Oscar Hosting Dreams

    2 days ago - By Variety

    Kevin Hart's failure to quickly and effectively respond to controversy over his homophobic tweets shows that celebrities have little margin for error when faced with a burgeoning scandal. Over the span of 24 hours, Hart's dreams of hosting the Oscars went up in smoke after the comic offered up two non-apologies that were alternately churlish,...
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  • Kevin Hart Invokes Martin Luther King Jr. After Dropping Out of Oscars Over Homophobic Tweets

    3 days ago - By Celebrity Babies

    Kevin Hart is turning to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for strength as he continues to face backlash for his past homophobic comments and tweets - outcry that caused the 39-year-old comedian to step down as host of the 91st Academy Awards.
    On Friday, the comedian shared a quote from the civil rights leader on Twitter, writing, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
    He thanked his supporters on Instagram Stories, too, before taking the stage in Sydney. “Still selling...
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  • Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host: ‘I Sincerely Apologize'

    3 days ago - By Essence

    Just days after confirming that he'd be the fifth Black performer to host the 91st annual Academy Awards next year, Kevin Hart has now announced he's stepping down. The move comes after mounting pressure from the LGBTQ community after old tweets surfaced that were decidedly anti-gay, coupled with comments made during his past stand-up comedy...
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