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GLAAD thinks Kevin Hart shouldn’t have stepped down from hosting the Oscars

GLAAD thinks Kevin Hart shouldn’t have stepped down from hosting the Oscars

He said he stepped down so as not 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", the 39-year-old entertainer wrote Thursday night on social media.

Hart's announcement came barely an hour after he posted an Instagram video in which he candidly shared, "I just got a call from the Academy, and that call basically said, 'Kevin, apologize for your tweets of old, or we're going to have to move on and find another host.' I chose to pass". "The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times".

The Academy President Tom Sherak responded in a statement: "I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well". "If it goes away, no harm, no foul".

Hart repeatedly made anti-gay comments in a series of now-deleted tweets published between 2009 and 2011, even threatening his son with violence if he caught him playing with dolls, and insulted various celebrities by calling them "gay" or "fag". "Guys, I'm almost 40 years old". That's a fear. Keep in mind, I'm not homophobic.

Comedian and actor Billy Eichner said "a simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple".

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"He checks all the boxes for a show like the Oscars", Belloni said.

When asked to apologize by online commenters and the Academy Awards itself, Hart initially refused. This time, speculation has already been rampant that few in Hollywood want the gig, for which few win glowing reviews.

At a Hollywood event Thursday night, comedian Kathy Griffin, whose career suffered a year ago when she posted a photo on social media that looked like a beheaded President Donald Trump, said Hart messed up, yet had empathy for the situation.

Hart's resignation has left the Oscars without a host.

The Academy Awards is yet to comment on Hart's departure. I've said where the rights and wrongs were. "I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren't necessarily big deals, because we can".