That Was Fast! Kevin Hart Steps Down As Host Of 2019 Oscars, Social Media Suggests Tiffany Haddish As Replacement

by Brianna Williams

December 7, 2018

Photo by Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Only two days after receiving the title of host for the 2019 Oscars, Kevin Hart has stepped down due to the resurfacing of homophobic tweets. The now-deleted tweets were from 2009-2011, and one, in particular, addressed how Hart would deal with his son if he grew up to be homosexual.

According to CNN, the tweet read: “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay’.”

The comedian took to social media after receiving a call from the Academy to express that he would not apologize for the tweets since he has done so in the past and didn’t feel the need to continue apologizing for it.

At the end of the video, the “Night School” actor and producer once again stated how grateful he was to the Academy for the opportunity to host, and said, “If it goes away, no harm, no foul.” Shortly after midnight, Kevin took to Twitter to apologize for his insensitivity and to announce that he’s stepping down as next year’s host.

Now this means the Oscars is left without a host and the show is less than two months away. One name social media has been throwing around since Kevin stepped down, is his good friend Tiffany Haddish. Some people even suggested the “Nobody’s Fool” star co-host the award show with actress Maya Rudolph. Can you imagine Tiffany hosting the Oscars? Or even two female comedians of color hosting the show?

Still don’t see it? Check out this skit of the two together during the 2018 Oscars:

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