Grand OPENING—GRAND CLOSING! Just as QUICK as we CELEBRATED Kevin Hart being NAMED the HOST of the 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS, he has ‘STEPPED DOWN’ amidst backlash from the CONTROVERSY of HOMOPHOBIC TWEETS that surfaced from his past!
What a DIFFERENCE 24 house makes! Wednesday afternoon Hart was announced as the host for the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards. By Thursday night, he had stepped down.
The turn of events followed outcry over previous anti-gay tweets, and comments Hart made during stand-up routines nearly 10 years ago. Some of the tweets were feverishly deleted throughout the day on Thursday, leading to an Instragram video from the comedian that only made matters worse for him.
Hart went to INSTAGRAM and posted a video about the OUTCRY. He didn’t apologize, but he gave some CLARITY to the CONTEXT of some OLD JOKES, some OLD ideas from 2009-2010.
My team calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, everyone’s upset by tweets you did years ago,’” he said in that video. “Guys, I’m nearly 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify the past, do you. I’m the wrong guy, man.
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Stop looking for reasons to be negative…Stop searching for reasons to be angry….I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people….there is nothing that you can do to change that…NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all….with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love….Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please….What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you….Have a beautiful day
He did not EXPLICITLY APOLOGIZE, but he reminded us that that was YEARS ago, and that he is not THAT person anymore at this stage in his life. That STILL was not good enough for some people. By him not APOLOGIZING per se, he was issued an ULTIMATUM of sorts from the Academy…either APOLOGIZE or we will find a new host–it was presented to him. SO. Hart issued ANOTHER message to the FANS and CRITICS.
I chose to pass on the apology,” the 39-year-old actor-comedian said in the video. “The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life.
After STILL not PLEASING his CRITICS…Hart chose to STEP DOWN from the GIG—-then he APOLOGIZED to the LGBTQ community.
Now here is my THOUGHT. I get IT! The STATEMENTS that had everyone in their feelings were COMEDY—FOR LAUGHS. But this SOCIETY has become SO SENSITIVE, that no one can say or do anything in FEAR of OFFENDED someone. AND these THOUGHTS were in the CONTEXT of COMEDY–an act–a simple GIG. AND YEARS AGO, Hart ADDRESSED those comments and moved on from them. ALMOST 10 years later, CRITICS want him to APOLOGIZE for a PERSON that he is NO LONGER–a state that he is NOT IN ANYMORE and then BEG for forgiveness and PAW at the HEM of the ALMIGHTY Academy for ACCEPTANCE again. And for that–I UNDERSTAND Hart STICKING to his WORD and not ‘GOING BACK & FORTH with YOU______, in the words of the GREAT Lil’ Duval.
But then my CRUX here is after you stand in your CONVICTIONS, you STEP DOWN from the GIG of a LIFETIME and STILL APOLOGIZE. SO in ESSENCE, the CRITICS and the HATERS got just what they wanted—you OUT of a GIG and you ‘on your knees’ apologizing. So they ‘killed 2 birds with one stone’!
#KevinHart fixed his LIPS like COLLAGEN and STILL ended up APOLOGIN
IDK what else to say….