Os­cars host steps down

The Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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