Things aren’t looking so good for Kevin Hart right now.
Don’t feel bad though, it’s all 100% his own fault.
There’s a whole, whole lot to unpack here, so let’s just get to it, all right?
Earlier this week, it was announced that Kevin would be acting as host for next year’s Academy Awards.
Many people took issue with this because of several homophobic comments he’s made in the past.
In 2011, he tweeted “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’.”
In 2010, he made another tweet asking why Damien Wayans’ profile picture looks “like a gay bill board for AIDS.”
There are actually dozens of awful tweets like these — he used to be very fond of calling people “gay” as an insult, and of the phrase “no homo.”
He also used to be very quick to call someone a “f-g.”
Kevin did stop talking like this on Twitter in 2011, which was also the year he got famous when one of his stand-up specials got popular — make of that what you will.
He also made questionable statements during a 2010 comedy special.
“One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay,” he said then. “That’s a fear.”
“Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.”
So all of this is pretty bad, right?
This isn’t the first time these comments have resurfaced, but since hosting the Oscars is such a big deal, this is the first time they’ve gotten this much attention.
And Kevin did not appreciate it.
In an Instagram post he made yesterday, he implored anyone reading to “Stop looking for reasons to be negative.”
He wrote that he is “truly happy,” and that there is “NOTHING” that will change that.
“If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me,” he continued.
“You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive.”
The whole post was weird because he was criticizing other people for being upset over the genuinely terrible things that he said.
And his next post was even weirder.
Several hours after the previous post, he shared this video:
Kevin Hart: I Won’t Apologize for Homophobic Jokes!
As he explained, he’d just gotten 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.'”
He refused to apologize.
He refused because, as he said, “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’ve done …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip