Gay > Black in Hollywood:
Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.
Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be a distraction. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” wrote Hart.
Hart stepped aside just about an hour after refusing to apologize for tweets that resurfaced after he was announced as Oscars host on Tuesday. In a video on Instagram, Hart said the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum: apologize or “we’re going to have to move on and find another host.”
“I chose to pass on the apology,” Hart said.
Good for him. It’s not as if the apology was going to save his hosting job anyhow. It is also going to be amusing to watch Hollywood continue to destroy itself through its continued convergence. Especially as alternatives continue to emerge.
No wonder no one wants to host the flaming trainwreck anymore. Hey, they should totally ask Owen Benjamin! I bet he would do it.