Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is coming back to haunt him.
When it was announced this week that the 39-year-old comedian would be hosting the 91st Academy Awards, people immediately began to question whether he was the right person for the job given his history of antigay remarks.
Related: The queerest Oscars in history will be hosted by one of the most homophobic comedians of our time
Now, in what appears to be an effort to do damage control, Hart has been frantically deleting old tweets that may not sit well with people who are offended by gay jokes, AIDS jokes, antigay slurs, and, you know, homophobia, in general.
Here’s just a small handful of the tweets:
Other tweets include Hart calling critics “f*g boy”, “gay face”, “fat faced f*g”, and “man bitch”, and repeatedly using the phrases “no homo” and “no homo gay”.
As one Twitter user observed, Hart’s Twitter page was filled with antigay sentiment until around 2010… which also happens to be the year his career really took off after his first stand-up special was a hit… the same stand-up special where he “joked” about how his “biggest fear” in life was having a gay son.
In 2015, Hart told Rolling Stone he said he probably wouldn’t make that same joke again, not because it was homophobic, but because people have become too “sensitive” and it’s just not worth the backlash.
Also in 2015, he also said he would never play a gay character because he would feel too “insecure”, and he appeared in the bro-com “Get Hard” which was chocked full of gay jokes and endless talk about anal sex and male rape.
And on February 24, 2019, he will be hosting what is shaping up to be the queerest Academy Awards ceremony in history.
Here’s what people on Twitter have been saying about the whole thing…
Niggas gonna act like people dug deep to try and bury Kevin Hart but dude was so proud of the shitty gay joke he worked it into a stand-up special and defended it years later.
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 6, 2018
I don't really have strong feelings on Kevin Hart, but why would you hire a host with a history of homophobic jokes for the *Oscars*?
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) December 5, 2018
I see that @TheAcademy settled on @KevinHart4real, one of the most homophobic people in Hollywood, to host #TheOscars . Surprisingly, it will air on @ABCNetwork, which axed Roseanne (rightfully so) for similar vile behavior. wtf, Academy/abc?!? #Oscars pic.twitter.com/mJVHMQMsDU
— Efrain Franco (@efie) December 6, 2018
By tomorrow Kevin Hart will issue a statement. He is sorry if you’re offended. It’s just jokes. He loves gay people. Free speech. There should be no barriers to comedy. Etc etc etc.
— roxane gay (@rgay) December 6, 2018
Surprisingly, I’m more offended by his spelling than his homophobia. Closed minds should come with closed mouths, especially when the person is as unlettered and toxically boisterous as @KevinHart4real
— Marcellus Pierce (@marcellusrabbit) December 5, 2018
Tracee Ellis Ross.
But alright. Go with Kevin Hart.#Oscars
— Doug Jamieson (@itsdougjam) December 5, 2018
you know what would suck? If Kevin Hart had some old homophobic tweets that resurface after he tells everyone he's achieved his dream position.
Anyway, I'm sure he's cool with his kids being gay so no worries there!
— mike (@mikeandvikes) December 6, 2018
Kevin Hart's management deleting his homophobic tweets: pic.twitter.com/9bRQ2Zqjqk
— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) December 6, 2018
In all seriousness, Kevin Hart is openly homophobic and sexist on top of just not being funny and doesn’t deserve to host something mostly beloved by women and gay men.
— Kyndall??? (@kyndallrene) December 5, 2018
"Due to scheduling conflict, Mr. Hart will no longer be hosting the Oscars".
— ThomasCrown?? (@17thomascrown) December 6, 2018
I like the one point efrain on Twitter made. The award show is on ABC. ABC axed Roseanne last year for some racist jokes.
Double standard as it best. They fired Roseanne but not homophobic Kevin. Because the word F-G is not offensive enough. F U ABC!
Some of these tweets are extremely vile – Someone call Whoopi Goldberg or Wanda Sykes, they’d be a better replacement.
“Break the Doll House over his head”……. b*tch please, considering your height, that doll house might fall right on your tiny head.
It’s funny how when you take away the humor which is his main defense you see the real hart. that’s why he’s so anxious to get rid of these Twitter’s. It’s just play ol hate.
Absolutely Chris, I take back what I said on yesterday’s thread; the man has issues with us, I took his gay related jokes as just that, jokes. You know something Similar to the Trans jokes David Chappell made on his last Netflix special; these tweets by Kevin are just vile, he needs to fck right off.
I have a feeling that by Monday morning he will be axed from this gig. There was a vid that was allegedly him walking across a living room floor down a hallway naked with that Charmin-Soft fat booty of his bouncing away as he walked. Some how it has magically disappeared. I’m glad I saw it and I believed all along that it was him. Its disappearance now proves it.
The host job doesn’t even require very much. Arrive on time, smile, and read. There are a thousand alternatives. They chose Kevin Hart because they thought his hatefulness wouldn’t bother anyone.
JUST now? Really?
Pete le meat
This Kevin Hart guy reflects poorly on the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.
Didn’t he Play a gay character in “scary movie” 4 ? Ugh, so insanely annoying how these assholes portray to their fan base
Would not have been my choice…although a talented and funny guy, seems to have a long way to go to become “enlightened” about inclusiveness of all…
They won’t get rid of him. You folks are forgetting a fundamental. Only black people can levy charges of racism, no one else can. Remember the fans of Star Wars that were pilloried for being sexists and racists for alleged tweets against Kelly Marie Tran. There are none of the alleged postings available for anyone to see, but Disney, some shills in the youtube community and later Ms. Tran all claimed it was so. Tens of thousands came to her defense with no evidence at all. This PC culture is driving everyone nuts. I remember listening to Richard Pryor back in the day, the funniest man ever and he was as far from PC as possible. People need to get hold of themselves. Let the Oscars have him, their ratings will just continue to decline. It’s a show that has long lost its relevance. Okay, call me names now.
BS. Asian Americans, Latinxs, anyone subjected to racism can call out racism, and have. You do realize the history of this country is littered with quite demonstrable acts of racism against every non-white group, right, and continues to through today. So take your racist BS and stuff it!
Kango, you just proved my point. Of course in your mind past transgressions are all the rage. The amount of racists in our country now is so small it’s too hard to calculate. However, the isolated incidents we do hear about are made all the louder by social media and the main stream media. And then there is the fact according to people like you, the true racists that there is no racism directed at whites, right? So why don’t you stuff your head in the sand and continue to believe that it’s a one way street.
“The amount of racists in our country now is so small it’s too hard to calculate.” You’re out of your fricking mind, dude. Just look up the annual tally of over racist hate crimes. They’re RISING, not falling. Racism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism are alive and well. Did you miss the massacre, the worst in US history, of Jewish people in Pittsburgh just a few months ago? Do you even have any idea what racism is, which is a lot more than individual bias, but is structural and systemic?
If there’s a petition around to pull Hart out of the Oscars, I’ll surely sign it.
He’s a creep who’s been very successful, and almost no other major comedian wanted to host the Oscars, so they gave it to him. The Motion Picture Academy should dump him, immediately, and find someone else–Leslie Jones, Seth Meyers, Kristin Wiig, Awkwafina, anyone who isn’t a raving racist, homophobe or misogynist–to host. They have the money and leverage to do so and should.
in addition to removing this pig whomever approved him to be the host should also lose their job.
U White gays are horrible and I see why people hate you so much.
@2ndcoming. Hello. Which troll are you? I’m going with hereIam. 😉
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
The color brown suits him. Because he is nothing but a piece of thit with arms, legs, and a head stuck into it…..
OH MY GOD! STOP BEING BRAINWASHED BY THE NEWS AND FACEBOOK AND TV IN GENERAL. THE OSCARS ARE BUNCH OF BS ANYWAY. YOUR PERCEPTION IS WHAT YOU SEE ON TV. HATE IS VERY MINIMAL ANYMORE. THE ONLY THING PEOPLE LACK IS RESPECT OF ONE ANOTHER! TRY DOING THAT AND THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE!
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