Oscar's new attempt, Kevin Hart, is trying to stimulate increasing conflicts about the history of anti-gay social media itself as a catalyst for conflicts.
Following Tuesday's announcement that the actor / comedian had been tapped to host the 91th Academy Awards on February 24, Hart's homophobic twitter has come under a new scrutiny. The zoom revolution triggered Hart to release the following statement on Instagram on Thursday.
Do not look for reasons to be negative. Do not look for reasons to be angry. I'm sure I want you to see those people / feel / understand the mental place I am in. I'm really happy people … there's nothing you can do to change that. NO. I work hard every day to spread positiveness to everyone … with that being said if you want to search my history or in the past and scare myself with what Find it right with me. I'm almost 40 years old and I love the man I'm coming. WE LIVE AND YOU LEARN AND YOU ARE GROW AND MATERIAL. I live to love. Take your negative energy and give it something constructive. Please. What has ever been to be understood. I LOVE YOU … IN THE EBBBYBY UNIT. If you choose not to believe me then that's on you. Have a beautiful day.
Hart commented widely on Twitter, with some calling for the Academy to be released as an Oscar host.
This is defensive and offensive – and wild is not the point. A poor situation is getting worse. https://t.co/laLJMCaJVb
– Mark Harris (@ MarkHarrisNYC) December 7, 2018
This is not good. A simple legitimate apology would show that any understanding or regeneration has been so simple. As I have tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood is still having a real problem with gay men. On the face it may not look like this. Under it, it's much more complicated. https://t.co/A64LsOjVc2
– billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018
Oh, as long as YOU are in a good place, everything is cool.
I'm not generally warmed up for old talented programs, but this man should not run the Oscars, such as the Gay Super Bowl. Especially since they were not even jokes.
– Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) December 7, 2018
Meanwhile, there is a representative for GLAAD, telling the USA Today, the organization has "come out to ABC, the Academy and the management of Kevin Hart to discuss its rhetoric and recording as well as opportunities to include positive LGBTQ inclusion on the Oscars step. They have not yet responded. "