Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after backlash over old tweets

10:55 (GMT+2) Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Kevin Hart recently made the announcement that he would be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards on his Instagram account - now the comedian has stepped down because of the outcry over his homophobic tweets.

Hart took to Twitter to pass his withdrawal from the Academy Awards:

“I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

In a video he posted on Instagram, Hart said the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum, to apologise or they would find another host.