Kevin Hart stepped down as Oscar host after his homophobia came to light

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I honestly didn’t know which controversy would prove to be Kevin Hart’s biggest problem. Maybe that was his biggest problem – the infidelity and lies, the homophobia, the casual racism, all of that was a big confluence of “maybe the Academy should rethink Hart as Oscar host.” Just kidding, it was the homophobia that did him in. People took the time to go through his old social media posts (when really they just had to look at his stand-up?) and found a lot of homophobic and problematic sh-t. Initially, this was how Hart responded:

Which is a really weird way to respond when people are like “hey are you going to address your homophobic comedy and history of homophobic social media?” The narcissism of it was astounding, especially when he seemed to double-down in a series of videos:

2. Here’s the video that went along with the caption above. We’re clearly all annoying him. We’re an inconvenience.

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 7, 2018

3. Now Kevin Hart says the Academy has offered him an ultimatum…apologize for the homophobic tweets or else. Kevin says he won’t be apologizing because he’s already “addressed” it in the past. Not clear when he did that.

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 7, 2018

Just a few hours later, Kevin Hart announced that he was stepping down as the 2019 Oscars host.

I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

So Kevin Hart had the Oscar hosting gig for a full four days, basically. What kills me is that people who take these kinds of jobs – Oscars host, director of a giant Marvel film – don’t have the presence of mind to just delete their social media entirely, or at the very least,

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