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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Kevin Hart Steps Down From Hosting Oscars Following Backlash Over Past Anti-Gay Tweet
BigRichard 07:37 AM 12-07-2018
JFC, when will this shit stop?
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Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.

Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn't want to be a distraction. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past," wrote Hart.

Hart stepped aside just about an hour after refusing to apologize for tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as Oscars host on Tuesday. In a video on Instagram, Hart said the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum: apologize or "we're going to have to move on and find another host."

"I chose to pass on the apology," Hart said. "The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times."

The film academy didn't respond to messages Thursday evening.

Hart has since deleted some of the anti-gay tweets, mostly dated from 2009-2011. But they had already been screen-captured and been shared online. In 2011, he wrote in a since-deleted tweet: "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay."

In an earlier post Thursday, Hart wrote on Instagram that critics should "stop being negative" about his earlier anti-gay remarks.

Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart Will Host 2019 Oscars
"I'm almost 40 years old. If you don't believe that people change, grow, evolve? I don't know what to tell you," said Hart, who added, in all-caps: "I love everybody."

Hart's attitudes about homosexuality were also a well-known part of his stand-up act. In the 2010 special "Seriously Funny," he said "one of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay."

"Keep in mind, I'm not homophobic, I have nothing against gay people, do what you want to do, but me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will," Hart said.


GLAAD, the advocacy group for LGBTQ rights, said Thursday that it reached out to Oscars broadcaster ABC, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and Hart's management to "discuss Kevin's anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and record."

Comedian and actor Billy Eichner said "a simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple."

It's not the first time an Oscars host has been derailed by anti-gay remarks. Ahead of the 2012 Academy Awards, producer Brett Ratner, who had been paired with host Eddie Murphy, resigned days after using a gay slur at a film screening. Murphy soon after exited, as well.

That year, a tried-and-true Oscars veteran Billy Crystal jumped in to save the show, hosting for his eighth time. This time, speculation has already been rampant that few in Hollywood want the gig, for which few win glowing reviews.

The film academy moved up this year's ceremony to Feb. 24, giving producers little time to find a replacement.




https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/ente...502127741.html

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HonestChieffan 07:50 AM 12-07-2018
Well damn.
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vailpass 08:09 AM 12-07-2018
Another step in sanctioned suppression from the left. The gay lobby has gone far beyond their initial claimed search for equality and has moved into the realm of censorship. The more power you give them the more power they'll take.

Good on Hart for telling them to **** off rather than submit tho their demand for an apology. How far can they go before it's too far?
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HonestChieffan 08:19 AM 12-07-2018
Remember when Hart ran for President? He was a no good cheater then too.

Oh different Hart.


Same anyway
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Prison Bitch 08:58 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Another step in sanctioned suppression from the left. The gay lobby has gone far beyond their initial claimed search for equality and has moved into the realm of censorship. The more power you give them the more power they'll take.

Good on Hart for telling them to **** off rather than submit tho their demand for an apology. How far can they go before it's too far?
No no no sir. ConnedServatives here have done the same to me over the years, lashing out in anger at my "anti gay" rhetoric. Patteu, Frazod being the worst in their zeal to virtue-signal to the Left how good a peolle they are.


Frazod nearly convulsed screaming pro-gay shit at me. And I'll post his rants if you don't believe me. Patteu called me Fred Phelps. So this comes from the "Repukes" too
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Buehler445 09:12 AM 12-07-2018
He is a goddamned comedian. What the fuck do you expect?
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HonestChieffan 09:19 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
He is a goddamned comedian. What the **** do you expect?

Comedy would be good.
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Baby Lee 09:24 AM 12-07-2018
Hart's actually in the power seat in this, because after all the shitting on Oscar hosts, starting with Letterman [Uma, Oprah] and ramped up since Billy Crystal stopped, NO ONE even wants to do it. Don't know if the James Franco/Anne Hathaway debacle, or the Moonlight shitshow that cemented it.

EDIT - OOOOh, and remember Rob Lowe/Snow White?

Right before Hart was selected, there was an article about the 20 or so rejections they already had on offers, and the comment section joked maybe Kevin Hart should do it, . . . . then they selected him.

Now, WHOMEVER hosts the Oscars will be on a quest to either break into showbiz or rehab their tarnished image.

Maybe Kareem Hunt will host.
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Randallflagg 09:53 AM 12-07-2018
Welcome to America in the 21st century. "You're free to speak your mind, my friend...as long as you agree with me".

2 steps away from Fascism in America.
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vailpass 09:56 AM 12-07-2018
Progressives. Where you can change your gender but not your views.
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WhawhaWhat 10:00 AM 12-07-2018
That special, "Seriously Funny", is really great too. I believe it's still on Netflix but I'm at work so I can't check.
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vailpass 10:04 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by WhawhaWhat:
That special, "Seriously Funny", is really great too. I believe it's still on Netflix but I'm at work so I can't check.
Yeah Hart is funny AF. Clever dude, great story teller.
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Pennywise 10:05 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Progressives. Where you can change your gender but not your views.
:-)
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Halfcan 10:07 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
Welcome to America in the 21st century. "You're free to speak your mind, my friend...as long as you agree with me".

2 steps away from Fascism in America.
I haven't watched the shitty Oscars for years. When they award pos movies like Birdman and Moonlight as the Best- they have lost their integrity.

And anyone that has to go back through 9 years of tweets to find something to offend them is a fucking idiot. :-)
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alpha_omega 10:15 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
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Good on Hart for telling them to **** off rather than submit tho their demand for an apology.......
Except he did.

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Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn't want to be a distraction. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past," wrote Hart.

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