Kevin Hart stepping down as Oscars host

Kevin Hart

Twitter found Oscars host Kevin Hart's homophobic jokes

"And if he doesn't, I don't think we should hold him accountable, I think we should just remember and forgive him".

Like in the above video, Hart refuses to apologize.

Kevin Hart also had a pattern of calling people "fag" on Twitter, and at one point called someone "a gay bill board [sic] for AIDS" - all of which seems pretty intense for someone recently chosen to host the Academy Awards, which have always been a big to-do for the LGBTQ community. I'm in a great place - a great mature place where all I do is spread positivity.

Earlier Thursday, Hart said in an Instagram video that the tweets were from "eight years ago", but did not apologize.

Guardian editor Benjamin Lee posted on Wednesday screenshots of Hart's old tweets.

He added: "I chose to pass on the apology".

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She met with Trump at the end of October, fueling speculation that she had emerged as the president's top choice for the role. It was reported in November that Nauert had been offered the job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted.

Hart had initially posted a message to Instagram responding to the controversy in which he said, "Stop looking for reasons to be negative".

"The reason I passed is because I've addressed this several times, this is not the first time this has come up", he said.

"I've said who I am now versus who I was then". In an accompanying video, a shirtless Hart lounging in bed warily said he wasn't going to "let the craziness frustrate me".

"Guys, I'm nearly 40 years old", Hart said in the video. The comedian and actor confirmed in a statement that he has withdrawn from hosting duties following the discovery of his old tweets where he used homophobic slurs and other loaded language. Instead, he reminds us that he was a very different person in 2009 - 2010, and that being concerned about his homophobic remarks makes you a troll. I'm thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? I'm gonna be me. "I swear, our world is becoming beyond insane, and I'm not gonna let the craziness frustrate me or anger me, especially when I've worked hard to get to the mental space that I'm at now", he says.

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the TV personality would host the annual award show in February.

"Regardless, Academy, I'm thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. But if it goes away, no harm, no foul", Hart concluded. While the heads over at the Academy haven't mentioned canceling Hart yet, we've seen damaging tweets derail celebrities before. He also offered an apology to the LGBT community. People also resurfaced a video from a 2010 standup special in which Hart delivered an extended joke based on the fear his three-year-old son will be gay.

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