Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over Past Anti-Gay Tweets

Hart said the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum.

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NEW YORK (AP) — 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… Read at AP News

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