Oscars host steps down
COMEDIAN Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Academy Awards amid controversy over alleged homophobic tweets he posted nearly a decade ago.
The US comedian and actor was named as the host of the Oscars on Tuesday, describing the role as “the opportunity of a lifetime”.
Tweets originally posted between 2009 and 2011 then resurfaced and they contained offensive language towards the LGBT community.
Hart announced on Twitter he was stepping aside.
Kevin Hart posted offensive tweets.