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Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

WorldNews Friday, 7 December 2018
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweetsBy Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer NEW YORK >> 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...
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Kevin Hart's job hosting the 91st Academy Awards didn't last long. The actor and comedian was announced as the host Wednesday, but Hart stepped down Thursday following an outcry over previous homophobic tweets and comments he made during stand-up routines nearly a decade ago. Anna Werner reports.

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