Just a few days in the past, we discovered that Kevin Hart was chosen to host the 91st Annual Academy Awards. I used to be fairly excited, as had been most individuals who I noticed reacting on-line. Hart is hilarious, and I feel it’s important to have a reasonably strong comic to go a manufacturing as large because the Oscars. However in the present day now we have information that he has now stepped down from what he referred to as his dream job amid the controversy that has exploded on-line relating to some ten yr outdated social media posts that had been offensive, particularly to the LGBTQ neighborhood.
Treading evenly right here, I feel that individuals ought to completely be held accountable for his or her actions, however I’m questioning if there’s a option to give folks a cross on silly issues that had been stated so way back. I do know there have been issues I stated once I was a lot youthful that I might by no means say now, as a result of as Oprah says, “when you understand higher, you do higher.” I’m so glad there was no social media once I was youthful and stupider. And I’m glad nobody is documenting all my errors to throw in my face later.
Kevin Hart issued these tweets in the present day as his assertion and apology:
“I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this yr’s Oscar’s….it is because I don’t wish to be a distraction on an evening that must be celebrated by so many wonderful proficient artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous.”
“I am sorry that I damage folks.. I’m evolving and wish to proceed to take action. My purpose 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.”
It’s simply too unhealthy that all of it went down this fashion. However hopefully it teaches everybody concerned a lesson. And hopefully they offer us a brand new host with the identical caliber of humor and showmanship. Who would you prefer to see host the Oscars on February 24th?