Kevin Hart Out as Oscars Host after Homophobic Tweets Surface

Kevin Hart at a concert in 2016.

By: Erick Sandoval

Kevin Hart may be one of the most famous men in the world, but even people like him make mistakes. He stepped down as Oscars host last Thursday, December 6, after his homophobic tweets surfaced.

During 2009 and 2011, comments were made by the comedian referring to gay people and sexuality. In one of the 2011 tweets, among some that were deleted, read “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going to break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay’.” After the tweets surfaced, Hart went on social media and said, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars”. He also made an apology to those of the LGBTQ community, “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry that I hurt people… I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is bring people together not tear us apart….”

This isn’t the only time he’s addressed controversy over social media. Last year, he admitted to have cheated on his pregnant wife, Eniko Parish, ahead of an extortion plot. Months later, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office charged his former friend with using video evidence of Hart’s affair to attempt to extort him.

This goes to show that your past will never go away. Anything you post on social media will be there forever, even if you delete it.

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