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How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the Oscars

The Verge Saturday, 8 December 2018
How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the OscarsKevin Hart is a popular comedian and actor who, until Friday morning, was scheduled to be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards. And he still would be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, had he not violated one of the sacrosanct rules of life online: never tweet.

Shortly after he was named host, BuzzFeed’s Michael Blackmon reviewed some of the tweets that Hart was frantically deleting:



“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,’” read a 2011 tweet that Hart deleted sometime on Wednesday or Thursday.

Benjamin Lee, an editor at the Guardian, was one of the first to point out Hart’s old tweets following the Oscars announcement. “I wonder when...
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Kevin Hart has now stepped down as the host of the 2019 Oscars less than two days after taking the job for the first time, due to a series of resurfaced derogatory Twitter comments aimed at the gay and lesbian community dating back to 2009.

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