Kevin Hart now has a major supporter in his corner after stepping down as Oscars host due to his slurs and insults against the LGBTQ+ community: Ellen DeGeneres.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ hunt for a host finally came to an end in early December when it was announced that the comedian and movie star had been given the gig. Hours after the Academy made the announcement, however, a number of Hart’s old tweets, which included antigay slurs and homophobic insults, resurfaced online. Within a few days, Hart went from brushing off the controversy in an Instagram video – explaining that he’s a different person now and that people need to “stop searching for reasons to be angry” – to deleting his old tweets and posting another video, claiming that the Academy gave him an ultimatum: apologize for the tweets or step down as Oscars host.
“I passed,” he explained. “The reason I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. Ellen Tells Kevin Hart She Begged the Oscars to Still Let Him Host During Lengthy Interview
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