Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets slammed by prominent Hollywood actors as he steps down as Oscars host
In the wake of the resurfaced tweets, Hart is now probably the most hated comedian as he has been compelled to step down from the Academy Awards
Hollywood is making its disappointment clear and making sure actor Kevin Hart hears it as well. The actor seemed quite unapologetic about a tweet he made in the past where the 'Night School' star had abused gay relations, women, and had come up with unsuitable comments for many such sensitive issues. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who is among the league of actors who are now slamming the comedian, refused to accept the apparent "positivity" that Hart had mentioned in a statement once the tweet resurfaced.
Taking to Twitter the actress had stated, "Homophobia is not positivity", in response to Hart's statement, "I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all." Curtis was followed by actor and comedian Billy Eichner who declared, "I’m beginning to think I may not be in Night School 2.”
Homophobia is not positivity.— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) December 7, 2018
The actors' rage upon the comedian was sparked when the 40-year-old posted a video on Instagram, claiming that, "If you want to search my history or past and anger yourself with what you find, then that is fine with me. I’m the wrong guy, man. I’m in a great place, a great mature place where all I do is spread positivity. If you’re not doing that, you’re not on my page.”
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In this Instagram post he talks about the Academy Awards calling him, asking to apologize. Hart says he is going to stand his ground because these tweets are from his past (2009). "I am not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I've moved on. I am in a complete different space of my life," he is heard saying.
However, seems like his sense of "positivity" is not quite in line with the Academy Awards' idea of inclusivity since the comedian, who was earlier asked to host the ceremony, is stepping down from the responsibility.
Following the string of backlash that he received from fans and actors alike, the comedian took to Twitter to declare that he would no longer host the Academy Awards ceremony. "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 amazingly talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."
On a serious note, I’ve been around in this business for a minute. As one of very few openly gay men in comedy who’s fortunate enough to work as much as I do, I will ALWAYS fight for my LGBTQ community to get the respect we deserve. ALWAYS.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018
He followed up the Tweet with a confession, where he mentioned, "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." The move was immediately appreciated by Eichner who said, "I’m no saint. We just wanted a little understanding, a little explanation. Apologies are tough – they leave you vulnerable. Toxic masculinity is real. I deal with it in my own way too. So on that note, I appreciate @KevinHart4real apologizing. And apology accepted. That’s all."