Media Outlet Mistakes Kevin Hart For Another Famous Black Comedian Who Looks Nothing Like Him


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| December 07 2018,

5:16 pm

According to Russian international news website and radio broadcast Sputnik News, It’s been a rough year for Chris Rock. The 2019 Academy Awards originally slated Rock… wait, y'all meant Kevin Hart, right?

The media company posted a now-deleted tweet with the headline, "Kevin Hart out as Oscars host amid row over gay jokes," alongside a picture of Rock.


Hart’s tweets came under fire on Tuesday shortly after he was announced as the upcoming host. The resurfaced tweets date back to 2009, where he questioned gay men “sweating” and called another user a "fat faced fag." In 2010, he tweeted that someone's profile picture looked "like a gay billboard for AIDS." Another tweet in 2011 stated that if he saw his son playing with his daughter's dolls, he would break it over his head and "say n my voice 'stop that's gay.'"

Hart would have followed in the footsteps of many other comedians who’ve hosted the Oscars like Chris Rock and Richard Pryor and would have been the fifth Black person to take on the coveted role.

The 39-year-old originally addressed the controversy on his Instagram in a video.

"I'm not going to let the craziness frustrate me," Hart said.

He then posted another video saying that the Academy asked him to apologize, and he declined because it wasn't the first time he's acknowledged the tweets.

On Thursday, he tweeted about his decision to step down along with an apology to the LGBTQ community.

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