Kevin Hart Apologises To LGBT Community Over Tweets
Kevin Hart has apologised to the LGBT community after pulling out of hosting the Oscars next year.
The American comedian was only revealed as the ceremony's host on Tuesday.
Three days later he stepped down.
He's been accused of homophobia after tweets between the years 2009 and 2011 were highlighted.
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 Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
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.— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
Kevin Hart insists he's "changed and evolved" since then but says he doesn't want to be a distraction on the night.
No replacement has been announced yet.