Kevin Hart Stands Down As Host Of Next Year’s Oscars

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart has pulled out of hosting next year’s Oscars after he was accused of sending homophobic tweets.

The US comedian and actor was named as the presenter on Tuesday – describing it as “the opportunity of a lifetime”.

But he was then faced with criticism as old posts resurfaced.

He’s said sorry to the LGBT community on Twitter, but wasn’t so forthcoming in a video on his Instagram.

“Oh my god, my team calls me and says Kevin the world is upset by a tweet you did years ago…guys…I’m nearly 40 years old…if you don’t believe people change and grow as they get older – I don’t know what to tell you.”