On Thursday, simply hours after Hart, 39, supplied a response to his previous homophobic tweets, which resurfaced following the information that he was internet hosting the 91s Academy Awards, Curtis, 60, took a jab on the comic on Twitter.
“Homophobia is just not positivity,” the Halloween star wrote in reference to Hart’s assertion, during which he mentioned, “All I do is unfold positivity.”
Actor and comic Billy Eichner additionally took intention at Hart, however with a bit of little bit of humor, tweeting, “I’m starting to suppose I might not be in Evening Faculty 2.”
Homophobia is just not positivity.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) December 7, 2018
“A easy, genuine apology displaying any little bit of understanding or regret would have been so easy. Like I tweeted just a few weeks in the past, Hollywood nonetheless has an actual downside with homosexual males. On the floor it could not seem like it. Beneath, it’s much more difficult,” the Billy on the Road host tweeted on a extra critical observe.
“Wow. Simply…wow. Does he understand he signed as much as host the OSCARS? You wanna tweet “jokes” about homosexual bashing your individual son I assume that’s your alternative however on the very least, KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!!!”
Their feedback got here after Hart shared a video of himself mendacity in mattress on Instagram, addressing the since-deleted tweets.
“I swear man our world is turning into past loopy,” Hart mentioned within the clip. “I’m not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me particularly once I labored onerous to get to the psychological house that I’m at now.”
Hart continued, “My crew calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, the world is upset about tweets you probably did years in the past.’ Oh my God. Guys, I’m virtually 40 years previous. Should you don’t consider that individuals develop, change, evolve as they become old, I don’t know what to inform you.”
Cease searching for causes to be unfavourable…Cease trying to find causes to be indignant….I swear I want you guys might see/really feel/perceive the psychological place that I’m in. I’m really comfortable folks….there’s nothing that you are able to do to vary that…NOTHING. I work onerous each day to unfold positivity to all….with that being mentioned. If u wish to search my historical past or previous and anger yourselves with what u discover that’s high quality with me. I’m virtually 40 years previous and I’m in love with the person that I’m turning into. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I stay to Love….Please take your unfavourable vitality and put it into one thing constructive. Please….What’s understood ought to by no means should be mentioned. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. Should you select to not consider me then that’s on you….Have an attractive day
A publish shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Dec 6, 2018 at three:20pm PST
“If you wish to maintain folks ready the place they at all times should justify or clarify their previous — then do you,” he added. “I’m the mistaken man, man. I’m in an excellent place, an excellent mature place the place all I do is unfold positivity. Should you’re not doing that, you’re not on my web page.”
In a follow-up publish, Hart defined he was requested to apologize by the Academy, however determined to cross on the time — finally risking his internet hosting gig.
“I selected to cross, I handed on the apology. Purpose why I handed is as a result of I’ve addressed this a number of occasions. This isn’t the primary time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve mentioned the place the rights and wrongs had been. I’ve mentioned who I’m now versus who I used to be then. I’ve carried out it. I’ve carried out it,” Hart continued.
“The identical vitality that went into discovering these previous tweets could possibly be the identical vitality put into discovering the responses to the questions which have been requested years after years. We’re feeding the web trolls and we reward them. I’m not going to do it man. I’m going to be me and stand my floor,” Hart mentioned.
Within the hours after that publish, the comic lastly revealed that he could be stepping apart from the celebrated gig and delivered an apology.
“I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this 12 months’s Oscar’s….it is because I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that ought to be celebrated by so many superb proficient artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous,” he tweeted.
“I’m sorry that I harm folks.. I’m evolving and wish to proceed to take action. My aim is to carry folks collectively not tear us aside. A lot love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we are able to meet once more.”
I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this 12 months’s Oscar’s….it is because I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that ought to be celebrated by so many superb proficient artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
I am sorry that I harm folks.. I’m evolving and wish to proceed to take action. My aim is to carry folks collectively not tear us aside. A lot love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we are able to meet once more.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
Eichner applauded the choice and praised Hart of stepping up and saying sorry.
“I’m no saint. We simply needed a bit of understanding, a bit of rationalization. Apologies are powerful – they go away you susceptible. Poisonous masculinity is actual. I take care of it in my very own means too. So on that observe, I recognize @KevinHart4real apologizing. And apology accepted. That’s all,” Eichner tweeted.
“I can’t relaxation till the Oscars are hosted by the forged of Love Simon, the ghost of Harvey Milk and your complete government board of Deliberate Parenthood,” he joked.
I’m no saint. We simply needed a bit of understanding, a bit of rationalization. Apologies are powerful – they go away you susceptible. Poisonous masculinity is actual. I take care of it in my very own means too. So on that observe, I recognize @KevinHart4real apologizing. And apology accepted. That’s all.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018
Whereas Hart appears to be assured within the determination to step down, he beforehand described the internet hosting gig as an “alternative of a lifetime.”
“For years I’ve been requested if I might ever Host the Oscars and my reply was at all times the identical…I mentioned that it might be the chance of a lifetime for me as a comic and that it’s going to occur when it’s suppose to,” Hart wrote on Instagram Tuesday, revealing he was chosen to host.
His previous tweets rubbed a lot of followers the mistaken means as they learn, “Why does @wayne215 have so many photos of me in his telephone!!! What ru some kind of FAT F– that takes pic of small black males all day?”
A publish shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Dec 6, 2018 at 7:31pm PST
Sadly, Hart additionally made homophobic jokes in his 2010 comedy particular Severely Humorous.
He advised the viewers, “One in every of my largest fears is my son rising up and being homosexual. That’s a concern.”
“Consider, I’m not homophobic. Be comfortable. Do what you wish to do. However me, as a heterosexual male, if I can stop my son from being homosexual, I’ll,” he mentioned.
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“I’m fascinated by what I did as a dad, did I do one thing mistaken, and if I did, what was it?” he mentioned on the time.
“Not that I’m not gonna love my son or take into consideration him any in a different way,” Hart defined. “The humorous factor inside that joke is that it’s me getting mad at my son due to my very own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it’s about me.”