Hart Steps Down As Host Of 2019 Oscar
Popular American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars, citing pressures by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
According to his statement, the group wants him to apologize for his past homophobic comments.
He took to his Twitter account to announce his decision to step down as host of the award programme.
I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….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.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
Hart’s announcement is coming two days after he announced he was hosting the 2019 Academy Awards on his Instagram page as earlier published by Naija News.
Recall many celebrities and social commentators have attacked Hart after he was announced as the host for the Oscars, over his previous comments on the LGBT community.