Spotlight on Kevin Hart’s anti-gay jokes after he’s announced as Oscars host – he tweets response to growing furor
We will have to see how this plays out.
I don’t see how the Academy keeps Kevin Hart as host of this year’s Oscars in light of the controversy over his anti-gay tweets from several years ago.
With so many of this year’s likely acting nominees being up for LGBT roles in films such as The Favourite, Boy Erased, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, it would make for an awkward night.
Especially since Hart, in a tweet posted today, isn’t doing himself or the Academy or ABC which is broadcasting the show, any favors in his reaction to the growing furor.
Here are some links to stories on the controversy:
Oscars host Kevin Hart blasted on social media for past homophobic comments USA Today
Kevin Hart Has Deleted Old Anti-Gay Tweets Since Landing Oscar Hosting Gig The Wrap
Should the Oscars Fire Host Kevin Hart Over His Homophobic Jokes? The Daily Beast
GLAAD Wants a Word With Oscars Host Kevin Hart Over Homophobic Tweets The Blast