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Kevin Hart Steps Down From Hosting Oscars 2019: 'I Sincerely Apologize to the LGBTQ Community'

Kevin Hart Steps Down From Hosting Oscars 2019: 'I Sincerely Apologize to the LGBTQ Community'

Kevin Hart has decided to step down from his hosting duties at the 2019 Oscars.

The 39-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Thursday (December 6) to explain his choice to fans, which he made after facing concerns about his history of homophobic tweets that recently resurfaced.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s,” he tweeted. “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,” he added.

“I’m sorry that I hurt people,” Kevin wrote in another tweet. “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.”

Check out a video Kevin shared on Instagram just ahead of his resignation below.

Click inside to watch Kevin’s Instagram video…

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Posted to: 2019 Oscars, Kevin Hart, Oscars

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