Hart stops short of apologizing.
Kevin Hart was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars earlier this week, but he might get pulled from the show. While the heads over at the Academy haven't mentioned canceling Hart yet, we've seen damaging tweets derail celebrities before. Look what happened to James Gunn. Adam B. Vary of BuzzFeed did some digging and unearthed homophobic jokes that Hart made from 2009-2011 online. He uses the forbidden "F" word that disparages men who are homosexual, and he also alludes to homophobia by writing his own fears for his son.
Hart took to Instagram to address the situation on Thursday night, and his response stops short of an apology. Hart may believe that an apology is unnecessary in this age where everyone demands some kind of repentance. While Hart's words are hurtful and damaging, it's safe to say that comedians cross this line quite often. Dave Chappelle found himself embroiled in negative heat from the LGBT community as well, something he addresses in his Netflix comedy specials.
"I swear man, our world is becoming beyond crazy," begins Hart in his response. "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." Check out his full response below.