Kevin Hart’s Old Homophobic Tweets Resurface After He Was Named Oscars Host

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After spending years hosting countless ceremonies like the BET Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie and TV Award, comedian Kevin Hart announced that he will be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards next year.

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For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time….I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ….now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars

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Hart’s hiring was met with intense backlash online after his old homophobic tweets resurfaced on the social media site.

It appears that Kevin Hart and his team have been working quickly to delete all of his old problematic tweets.

Update: Kevin Hart addressed his old tweets on Instagram.

. “If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve, I don’t know what to tell you.”

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Stop looking for reasons to be negative…Stop searching for reasons to be angry….I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people….there is nothing that you can do to change that…NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all….with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love….Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please….What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you….Have a beautiful day

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