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Kevin Hart's selection as Oscars host resurfaces his past homophobic jokes and abusive past

  • Kevin Hart's selection as Oscars host resurfaces his past homophobic jokes and abusive past
    Source: Indiewire

    The comedian has admitted to domestic violence with his ex-wife. Hart has also memorably told a homophobic bit in his 2010 comedy special Seriously Funny" in which he joked about how he would react to his son growing up as a gay man. Hart has since said he would not making the same joke again, but his past will dog him now that he's hosting the high-profile Oscars. As Awards Watch's Erik Anderson tweeted: "Considering how many of the Oscars' biggest fans are women and gay men it's quite something for the Academy to hire a guy who beat one wife, cheated on another when she was eight months pregnant and said one of his biggest fears is his son growing up and being gay."

    TOPICS: Kevin Hart, ABC, 91st Academy Awards, Award Shows, LGBTQ

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