With the academy awards looking to be more inclusive with regard to ethnic minorities, LGBT community and women it decided to hire the alleged comedian Kevin Hart. Having only been announced a couple of days ago the headline ‘Kevin Hart sacked’ is a new turn.
It’s hardly surprising with Hart having made a number of homophobic and frankly deeply unfunny ‘jokes’ in his stand up at about his fear of his son being gay. Ever since then he’s been rightly pilloried.
It’s mark of the man that since he’s been called out about his comments he’s taken a ‘leave me alone’ stance on his instagram account (ours is much better! 🙂 )
The pint sized pillock has gone on to say:
‘I just got a call from the Academy and that call basically said, ‘Kevin, apologize for your tweets of old or we’re going to have to move on and find another host.’ I’m talking about the tweets from 2009 and 2010. I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life’
So……’Kevin Hart sacked’ is hardly an unsurprising headline with member of both the academy and other celebrities piling in on his refusal to apologise.
Hart refuses to accept that he was sacked saying:
‘I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”
The hunt for an Oscar host continues……..might we suggest Ricky Gervais!