Kevin Hart should be hosting the Oscars. But now he won’t, because of homosexuality-related jokes he made a decade ago.
Kevin Hart was supposed to host the Oscars. The comedian was tapped by the Academy on Tuesday to preside over February’s ceremony. The gig lasted less than three days.
As is customary in this genre of controversy, it all comes down to insufficient wokeness. Hart, as it turns out, made a few gay jokes on Twitter earlier this decade. “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay,’” he tweeted in 2011. In 2009, Hart referred to someone as a “fat faced fag.” In 2010, he said someone’s profile picture resembled “a gay bill board for AIDS.”