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The 39-year-old comedian took to Twitter to confirm he will no longer front next year’s Oscars ceremony because he doesn’t want to “be a distraction” following the emergence of past homophobic tweets, and he has said sorry to the LGBTQ community for his previous “insensitive words”.

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Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Academy Awards.

The 39-year-old comedian took to Twitter to confirm he will no longer front next year’s Oscars ceremony because he doesn’t want to “be a distraction” following the emergence of past homophobic tweets, and he has said sorry to the LGBTQ community for his previous “insensitive words”.

He tweeted: “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

Kevin – who revealed just two days ago he was to host the 2019 Academy Awards, describing the moment as “the opportunity of a lifetime” – also admitted he is hopeful he will be able meet Academy bosses again at some point.

He wrote: “I’m sorry that I hurt people… I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

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