Kevin Hart withdraws from hosting the Oscars

Kevin Hart withdraws from hosting the Oscars

Kevin Hart is pulling out of the Oscars.Image: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2018-12-07 06:07:48 UTC Kevin Hart has stepped down as Oscars host. In a tweet posted late on Thursday, the comedian said he did not want “to be a distraction” on the night, and apologized to the LGBTQ community for…

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Kevin Hart is pulling out of the Oscars.
Kevin Hart is pulling out of the Oscars.

Image: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

2016%2f09%2f16%2fe7%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lzex.0f9e7By Johnny Lieu

Kevin Hart has stepped down as Oscars host.

In a tweet posted late on Thursday, the comedian said he did not want “to be a distraction” on the night, and apologized to the LGBTQ community for his “insensitive words from my past.”

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Hart added in another tweet that he was “sorry that I hurt people,” and hopes one day he and the Academy can meet again.

I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

The actor and comedian was announced as the host of the 91st Academy Awards on Wednesday, but it was quickly followed by concerns over some of his older, now-deleted tweets whic

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