Kevin Hart Bows Out As Oscars Host Amid Backlash Over Past Tweets

Kevin Hart, seen attending the NFL Honors ceremony in February. Just a couple of days after he was announced as host of the next Oscars, the comedian said he would be stepping down amid a firestorm over his past tweets.

“I’m sorry that I hurt people,” the comic said, referring to anti-gay tweets he had posted years earlier. He had initially refused to apologize, only to announce hours later that he was stepping down.

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