Their new-found attempt Oscar host Kevin Hart to quell growing backlash over its anti-gay stories of social media itself has caused a backlash.
Following a statement on Tuesday that the actor / comedian has been tapped to be held the 91st Academy Award on February 24, homophobic tweet by Hart has come under new control. Tumor controversy prompted Hart Instagram released the following statement on Thursday.
Stop looking for reasons to be negative. Stop looking for reasons to be angry. I swear, I wish you guys could see / feel / understand the mental place I am. I'm really happy people … there is nothing that you can do to change it. NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity around … with that being said, if you want to find your story or in the past and the anger itself that have found that it's fine with me. I'm almost 40 years old and I'm in love with a man I become. You live and you learn and you grow and mature. I live to love. Please take the negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please. What is understood it should never be said. I love all … Once all. If you do not believe me, then it's on you. Have a wonderful day.
Hart's comments attracted widespread contempt on Twitter, with some calling for the Academy to drop him as Oscar host.
It is both defensive and offensive, and wildly point. Bad situation only worsened. https://t.co/laLJMCaJVb
– Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) December 7, 2018
This is not good. Simple, true forgiveness showing any bit of understanding or repentance would have been so easy. As I wrote a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with gays. On the surface it may look like it. At the bottom, it is much more difficult. https://t.co/A64LsOjVc2
– Billy Eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018
Well, as long as you're in a good place, it's all wonderful.
I do not warm to stale old tweets, but not this guy or his nipple should organize Oscar, known gay Super Bowl. Especially because they were not even a joke.
– Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) December 7, 2018
Reputation for GLAAD, in the meantime, according to USA Today, the organization "reached out to ABC, the Academy of Management and Kevin Hart to discuss his rhetoric and writing, as well as opportunities for positive inclusion of LGBTQ on the stage of the Oscars. They have not yet responded. "