Os­cars’ Hart steps down in tweet row

Western Mail - - UK&WORLD 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 ac­tor was named the host of the Os­cars on Tues­day.

Shortly af­ter his ap­point­ment, tweets resur­faced, orig­i­nally posted be­tween 2009 and 2011, which con­tained of­fen­sive lan­guage to­wards the LGBT com­mu­nity.

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