One Step Up, Two Steps Back
December 7, 2018
BY Minyetta Bailey
Superstar Kevin Hart announced on his official Instagram page that he would host the Academy Awards for the first time in the coming year. In another Instagram post on Thursday, Hart said the Academy asked him to apologize or they would find another host. Hart said he chose not to issue the apology and step down instead, saying he did not want to contribute to "feeding the internet
trolls." Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced on Thursday. The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality. Some of the tweets have since been deleted.
One of the tweets from 2011, that has since been deleted, said "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay'."