Kevin Hart Drops Out Of Hosting The 2019 Academy Awards

A little over 48 hours after announcing he’d be hosting the 91st Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has withdrawn at the telecast’s emcee. After increasing controversy over twitter posts he’d made referencing gay men, homosexuality and the word “fag,” Hart decided the best option was to no longer host the Oscars.

The 39-year-old comedian and star of recent hits such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Night School” was initially seen as a new host who could not only bring in new viewers but much-needed diversity to the role.

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