Kevin Hart had a very short tenure as host of the 2019 Oscars. On Wednesday afternoon it was announced that the comedian would take over the job hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards. However, by Thursday night, he had stepped down. As Variety reports, the events transpired in the wake of an outcry over anti-gay tweets (many of which were hastily deleted) and homophobic comments Hart made during stand-up routines nearly a decade ago.
Hart then posted a series of Instagram videos, one explaining that he had grown since he made the comments, followed by a second where he announced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had asked him to apologize, an opportunity he decided to pass on. Two hours later, Hart sent out a tweet announcing that he was stepping down as host, and finally offering an apology to the LGBTQ community.
Hart’s resignation has left the Oscars without a host. No matter, though, because Twitter is full of ideas to help the Academy find a suitable replacement.
Please let me host the Oscars since that could win me an Emmy next year— Megan Amram (@meganamram) December 7, 2018
Let @BetoORourke host the Oscars. We all like him and it’ll be a real test to see if he can handle an impossible job in front of the world!— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018
Melissa McCarthy should so obviously be the Oscars host that I'm irritated having to even say it.— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 7, 2018
Let Julia Roberts host the Oscars. Her monologue can consist of pointing to people in the front row and saying “I like her, I DON’T like him”— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 7, 2018
let the hot central park duck host the oscars— (((Ian Phillips))) (@IanReelDeal) December 7, 2018
Let drunk Emma Thompson host the Oscars pic.twitter.com/Aos3BmcpsE— jon (@prasejeebus) December 7, 2018
Well, there's only one logical Oscar's host now pic.twitter.com/WKmPlfzm0t— Cam Williams (@MrCamW) December 7, 2018
I think no one should host the Oscars just have a hand sticking through a hole throw the awards at people— Tamara Yajia (@DancesWithTamis) December 7, 2018