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NEW YORK | Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

NEW YORK — Just two days after been 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 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

NEW YORK | The Latest: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

NEW YORK — The Latest on the Academy Awards (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian. Hart posted on Twitter early Friday an apology to the LGBTQ community for his past words. He said he stepped down … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

NEW YORK | Responding to homophobic tweets, Kevin Hart draws more ire

NEW YORK— Kevin Hart’s response to criticism over earlier homophobic tweets has further inflamed the backlash to the newly minted Oscar host. On Thursday, Hart wrote on Instagram that critics should “stop being negative” after years-old tweets surfaced in which he used homophobic slurs. In an accompanying video, a shirtless Hart said he wasn’t going … Continue reading NEW YORK | Responding to homophobic tweets, Kevin Hart draws more ire