At first glance, the Academy picking the ebullient and experienced comedian-actor Kevin Hart to host the Oscars seems like a smart pick. Hart has a rather vile history of documented homophobia, ranging from offensive standup clangers to dumb interview statements to puerile tweets to a whole embarrassing film filled with it. In during his Seriously Funny standup special, Hart delivered an extended joke based on a fear of his three-year-old son Hendrix turning out gay. One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. Do what you want to do. But me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.
Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Criticism Over Homophobic Tweets
Here are the homophobic tweets Kevin Hart's not sorry for
Subscriber Account active since. Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets have been deleted after the comedian-actor was announced as the host of the Oscar ceremony on Wednesday. Hart was widely criticized this week after a Hollywood Reporter column floated him as a contender to host the Academy Awards ceremony, which will broadcast on February 24 on ABC. Hart has a long record of making homophobic jokes and insults, and several of his jokes with homophobic slurs resurfaced on Twitter. Shortly after the announcement of his hosting role, either Hart or someone else controlling his Twitter account got to work deleting some of his controversial tweets, according to BuzzFeed News. Many of Hart's homophobic tweets remain online, including ones that use "gay" and "f--" as insults. Read more: Kevin Hart is 'lost for words' after his friend is charged with trying to extort him in a bizarre cheating scandal.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Earlier Thursday evening, the comedian had refused to apologize for tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as Oscars host on Tuesday. Hart has since deleted some of the anti-gay tweets, mostly dated from
A few comedians have gotten into trouble while joking about how they'd be terribly disappointed if they ever found out that their son was gay. People accused them of being homophobic and, at times, promoting violence against gay people. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine , Kevin Hart talked about a similar joke he tells about the topic, although in a more enlightened way.