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Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host following backlash over Anti-Gay tweets he made 10 years ago

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American actor and comedian, Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the upcoming Academy Awards following anti-gay tweets he made in the past.

After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the actor and comedian as the host of the 2019 Oscar Awards, the tweets he made about 10 years ago surfaced online.

Hard had constantly addressed the comments, saying he’s now a changed man. But many people refused to back down on the criticisms, and following the backlash he decided to quit as the host of the Oscars.

He posted a video on Instagram which he captioned:

“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”

In the video, he said:

“My team calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, everyone’s upset by tweets you did years ago’. 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 

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