After Being Announced As Oscar Host, Kevin Hart’s Old Homophobic Tweets Have Surfaced And Then Disappeared

Just a little over 24 hours after Kevin Hart was named as host of the 2019 Academy Awards scheduled for February, his old homophobic tweets surfaced.

The tweets, that stopped in 2011, after Kevin Hart’s first major film, contained homophobic slurs like f*g and others. At first, Hart posted a non-answer about the issue, choosing instead to talk about the toxicity of the internet and how it is the place for “angry people”

And this comes at a time the Oscars is recognising and rewarding queer films like Boy Erased, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Lady Gaga, a LGBTQ icon is also nominated for Best Actress. It isn’t known yet how the Academy will react to the new development as it may overshadow the show.

I was asked the most amazing question from my kids today on the phone….they said "Dad why don't you get mad when people talk about you on the internet" …my answer was "I never see that stuff because I'm to busy being happy & loving you 2"

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 6, 2018

I then explained to them that it's hard to know what angry things people are saying when you stay away from the places that angry people love. I said angry people love the internet… so use it only when necessary and spend the rest of ur time enjoying life.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 6, 2018

I swear I love being a dad.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 6, 2018

After his tweets, some of the homophobic tweets were deleted.

Some of the now deleted tweets include:

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