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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Offensive Tweets Come Back to Haunt Him

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Two days after announcing he would be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart shocked fans and revealed his decision to step down amid the controversy surrounding his nearly decade-old homophobic tweets. 

"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," he tweeted. "I'm sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart.  Much love & appreciation to the Academy.  I hope we can meet again."