LOS ANGELES – Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars.
Hart made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday after his past anti-gay comments resurfaced.
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
Hart announced on Wednesday that he will be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards but on Thursday he said on Instagram, that the Academy gave him a ultimatum for him to apologize for comments that were anti gay over a decade ago.
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