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>> Comedian Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting this years Oscars. The gig was only announced on Tuesday, but homophobic tweet he posted on Twitter years ago resurfaced the following his appointment. Hart tweeting he did not want to be a distraction, adding that he, quote, apologizes to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
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It had appeared that he tried to write out the criticism, posting on his Instagram earlier that, people should stop looking for reasons to be negative.>> Guys, I'm almost 40 years old. If you don't believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older I don't know what to tell you.
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>> In another video he said he'd been called by the academy and asked to apologize or another host will be found. Saying he chose to pass on the apology. And now appears he's changed to his mind, and he will step down from a job he called days ago an opportunity of a lifetime