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With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

09 December 2018

The comments were found and highlighted after Hart's appointment as the Oscars host.

Shortly after Tuesday's announcement that Hart had been tapped to host the 91st Academy Awards (to be held February 24, 2019), his homophobic twitter past came under new scrutiny.

Gadsby's comedy features strong social commentary on a number of LGBTQ issues, and she is openly lesbian, which would provide a robust contrast with Hart's past homophobia.

Instead, he posted two Instagram videos: In the caption of the first video, Hart wrote that he loves everybody and added, "You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE", and "Stop looking for reasons to be negative".

As he stepped down from hosting the Oscars 2019, the Hollywood star said: 'I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscars... this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many fantastic talented artists. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past", wrote Hart. Hours later, Hart resurfaced with another video stating that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had given him an ultimatum: Apologize or we'll find a new host.

"I want more women to host the Oscars and in the entire history of the Oscars, they've only been hosted by three women, three times and so we haven't leveled the playing field yet", she said.

"I'm nearly 40 years old. But me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will", Hart said.

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Hart's attitudes about homosexuality were also a well-known part of his stand-up act.

However, by Thursday night, he had stepped down. In the 2010 special "Seriously Funny", he said "one of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay".

When Rolling Stone asked Hart about his anti-gay schtick in 2015, Hart said, "I wouldn't tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren't as sensitive as they are now".

Hart did say, however, that the academy told him to apologize publicly or he'd lose the gig.

The film academy has yet to address Hart's departure.

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder