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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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Prison Bitch 10:27 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Halfcan:
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 ****ing idiot. :-)
Birdman is the best movie of the past 10 years, so no, not undeserving
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vailpass 10:27 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by alpha_omega:
Except he did.
But he didn't do it so he could be the host. He told them to shove the host position up their ass and said some words of his own volition.
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phisherman 10:31 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Birdman is the best movie of the past 10 years, so no, not undeserving
This is probably the first time I've ever agreed with you. Birdman was an amazing film. :-)
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BigRichard 10:33 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by vailpass:
But he didn't do it so he could be the host. He told them to shove the host position up their ass and said some words of his own volition.
And while I don't believe he has apologized in the past(and maybe he has) I believe he has addressed the comedy he did in the past. It is absolutely ridiculous that a comedian can't do comedy without the dipshits getting offended.
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vailpass 11:18 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by BigRichard:
And while I don't believe he has apologized in the past(and maybe he has) I believe he has addressed the comedy he did in the past. It is absolutely ridiculous that a comedian can't do comedy without the dipshits getting offended.
Comedians have a choice: push back on this form of extortive censorship or usher in the death of comedy.
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Just Passin' By 11:28 AM 12-07-2018
Remember when the left was almost completely against censorship?
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vailpass 11:43 AM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Remember when the left was almost completely against censorship?
Yes I do. And IMHO that was their natural niche, a spot where they were needed and filled a positive role.
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T-post Tom 11:58 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?
2nd that emotion. Well said.
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Over Yonder 12:01 PM 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?
I have said from the start that is exactly what would happen :-)
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Baby Lee 12:04 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Over Yonder:
I have said from the start that is exactly what would happen :-)
I've had conversation with people, without a hint of irony or awareness;

- It's not about special rights. It's about equal rights!

* OK, then why don't xx or yy get those rights?

- that's different, they're not in a federally protected class.
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patteeu 12:29 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
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
I asked you if you were a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. It was a sincere question for which I never received an answer. I'm still curious.
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patteeu 12:33 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by Over Yonder:
I have said from the start that is exactly what would happen :-)
Yeah, I tried to warn Prison Bitch, but he wasn't ready to listen at the time.
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listopencil 12:38 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by phisherman:
This is probably the first time I've ever agreed with you. Birdman was an amazing film. :-)

Yeah, I thought it was pretty freaking good. I had heard the hype about it and was indifferent. I ended up buying it on DVD to pass the time at a relative's house and enjoyed it quite a bit. I have no idea what it was up against for the award but it certainly entertained me.
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listopencil 12:41 PM 12-07-2018
Maybe they could get Gervais to host it. He's funny.
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Prison Bitch 12:41 PM 12-07-2018
Originally Posted by patteeu:
I asked you if you were a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. It was a sincere question for which I never received an answer. I'm still curious.
On cue^


Pathetic, sad-sack virtue signaling is just as commonplace on the Repube side as it is the Dems. Folks here just refuse to admit it (kudos to you for at least doing that much Patty)
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