Hindustan Times (Noida) - - WORLD -

Ac­tor-co­me­dian steps down as Os­cars host

Hart stepped down and said sorry late on Thurs­day, just two days af­ter be­ing picked as the Academy Awards pre­sen­ter, fol­low­ing an out­cry over past ho­mo­pho­bic tweets

He said he was pulling out be­cause he didn’t want to be a dis­trac­tion. “I sin­cerely apol­o­gise to the LGBTQ com­mu­nity for my in­sen­si­tive words from my past,” he wrote on Twit­ter

In 2011, Hart wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daugh­ters doll house I’m go­ing 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay.’”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.