But Hart did not apologize, stoking even more outrage, which culminated with his announcement on Thursday night that he was stepping down as host of the 91st Academy Awards.
'I sincerely apologise to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past'.
"Asking Hannah Gadsby to host the Oscars is the most obvious thing in the world, come the eff on, Academy", wrote Rachel Vorona Cote on Twitter.
Hart repeatedly made anti-gay comments in a series of now-deleted tweets published between 2009 and 2011, even threatening his son with violence if he caught him playing with dolls, and insulted various celebrities by calling them "gay" or "fag".
"I'm thankful and I'm appreciative of the opportunity [to host]", he said to the Academy at the end of the video.
Kevin Hart is out as host of the Oscars in the wake of an escalating backlash involving the actor/comedian's homophobic social-media history. "I wouldn't tell [a joke about fearing my son was gay] today, because when I said it, the times weren't as sensitive as they are now".
"Hart's apology to LGBTQ people is an important step forward, but he missed a real opportunity to use his platform and the Oscars stage to build unity and awareness", said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "Guys, I'm almost 40 years old". In a video on Instagram, Hart said the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum: apologize or "we're going to have to move on and find another host". If you don't believe that people change, grow, evolve? Or no host at all, which has been done several times before, and as recently as 1989.
Comedian and actor Billy Eichner said "a simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple". This is not the first time this has come up.
People have stepped down from being the public face of the event amid controversy, as producer Brett Ratner did in 2011 for anti-gay slurs. Murphy soon after exited, as well. This time, speculation has already been rampant that few in Hollywood want the gig, for which few win glowing reviews. Hart said he "loves everybody".
Griffin hoped Hart's departure would open the door for a woman comedian to host the show.
Terry Crews, who described Hart as a "brother", said he respected Hart's decision to walk away from the show.
He made a brief statement to the Commons ahead of the latest debate on Theresa May's European Union deal. She was consequently unable to rectify the complaint, and referred the matter to Committee on Standards.
Zainab's blood is extremely rare because she is missing a common antigen that most people carry on their red blood cells. After hearing the news, Zainab's parents and relatives immediately donated their blood, her dad told the organization.
President Trump campaigned on a promise to bring back coal jobs and lift regulations he said were throttling the US economy. He and other Republicans frequently attacked President Obama for his increased regulations of the industry.
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To the global space station kicked off the sixteenth mission of the cargo ship Dragon under the NASA contract with SpaceX . The mission was also historic because it involved a booster making its third successful landing .
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The Gunners lost their first two matches of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, but are unbeaten since. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi also feature in the video but are not seen with the substance.
After you've found a cozy spot, recline on a fold-out chair or lie down so you can keep your eyes pointed at the shimmering sky. The best locations are mountains with an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level or higher, the museum said.
Korea's Tax Burden Ranks Low in OECD
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YouTube’s creators hit meme bingo in Rewind 2018
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Trump says China trade talks 'going very well'
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China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon
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Walgreens will expand delivery of prescriptions
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France braced for 'day of rage' protests
In expectation of political protests, some of Paris's biggest landmarks are shutting down this weekend. The rioting in France has also had an economic impact at the height of the holiday shopping season.