Kevin Hart Apologizes For Old Anti-Gay Tweets — As He Announces He Will NO LONGER Host The Oscars!

Kevin Hart has finally issued an apology — but it came with his resignation for hosting the 2019 Oscars.  

On Thursday, the Night School star announced that he would “step down” from hosting the 91st Academy Awards, mere hours after insisting he would not apologize for the anti-gay comments and tweets he made years ago.

In a series of tweets, the comedian said he made the choice to step down because he didn’t want his controversy “to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” adding that he “sincerely apologize[s] to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

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His change of Hart (sorry) came a little over an hour after he shared an Instagram video revealing that the Academy threatened to replace him with another host if he didn’t apologize for the resurfaced comments that drew the ire of social media.

The comments in question were mostly “jokes” where Hart mocked gay men and used the word “F**.” He also came under fire for a nearly decade-old stand-up bit about how one of his “biggest fears” was his son “growing up and being gay.”

In his non-apology video, the 39-year-old said he “chose to pass” on the enforced apology, as he felt he should not be held accountable for comments he made years ago because people “change, grow, [and] evolve as they get older.”

Did Hart prove his point by offering a “sincere” apology along with his resignation? Read his tweets (below) and share your thoughts in the comments!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

Dec 7, 2018 7:18am PST

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