Just lately introduced Oscars host Kevin Hart is lastly responding after dozens of homophobic tweets of his that had been deleted have since resurfaced. Right here’s what he needed to say.
UPDATE (Dec. 6 — 10:39pm ET): Kevin posted one other video on Instagram Thursday night, saying the Academy requested him to apologize for his tweets or else they’d be left with no different choice than to seek out another person to host the 2019 ceremony. The comic mentioned he refused to take action, as he’s already handled this challenge prior to now. He additionally captioned the video saying, “I do know who I’m & so do the individuals closest to me.” Watch the video, in addition to his authentic, under.
ORIGINAL STORY: Kevin Hart has discovered himself on the middle of controversy after a number of homophobic tweets from years in the past which have since been deleted resurfaced simply days after it was introduced that the comic would host the 2019 Academy Awards. In one of many tweets from 2011, Kevin wrote, “Yo if my son comes house & strive’s 2 play with my daughters doll home I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘cease that’s homosexual.” He additionally dropped the homophobic slur, the F-word, in different tweets and in a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Kevin mentioned, “Have in mind, I’m not homophobic… Be completely satisfied. Do what you wish to do. However me, as a heterosexual male, if I can forestall my son from being homosexual, I’ll.”
Taking to Instagram, Kevin responded, saying, “I swear, man, our world is changing into past loopy. And I’m not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me particularly after I’ve labored laborious to get to the psychological house that I’m at now. My group calls me, ‘Oh my God Kevin the world is upset about tweets you probably did years in the past.’ Oh my God. Guys, I’m nearly 40 years previous. In case you don’t consider individuals change, develop, evolve as they become older, I don’t know what to let you know. If you wish to maintain individuals ready the place they all the time must justify or clarify their previous, then do you. I’m the incorrect man, man. I’m in a fantastic place. An awesome, mature place the place all I do is unfold positivity. In case you’re not doing that, you’re not on my web page.”
And that is removed from the one time Kevin has been referred to as out not too long ago. Kevin has his spouse Eniko threw their 1-year-old Kenzo a Cowboys and Indians-themed birthday celebration and several other followers had been upset over this. As an example, Twitter consumer @ClaraJaide wrote, “Did Kevin Hart and Eniko actually throw their 1-year-old a ‘Cowboys and Indians’ themed birthday celebration… These celebrities actually love their privilege to be socially ignorant.”
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