Comedian Kevin Hart, who watch finalized to host the Oscars after a lot of consideration, has stepped down his hosting duties. Apparently the comedian homophobic tweets resurfaced on the internet following which, there was a public outcry calling Hart unfit for the role. With only a few months left until the Academy Awards, there is a great pressure on the Academy to select an apt host as soon as possible. Reports cite that the Academy will probably zero Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby as the Oscars 2019 host.
Kevin Hart Steps Down As The Oscars 2019 Host
Kevin Hart posted in Instagram video just an hour before officially retiring himself from his hosting gig. In his firm statements, Kevin Hart described that the Academy wished her to apologize for Hills decade-long homophobic tweets. and this wasn’t something Kevin Hart was willing to do.
“I just got a call from the Academy and that call basically said, ‘Kevin, apologise for your tweets of old or we’re going to have to move on and find another host.’ I’m talking about the tweets from 2009 and 2010. I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it, I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were.”
Is Australian Comedian Hannah Gadsby Fit to Host The New Academy Awards
The Oscars have voted up their overdrive mode in search for a new Oscars 2019 host. But it appears that there are no options left up their sleeves. Hosting Oscars is terribly underpaid job. In 2017, Jimmy Kimmel revealed that the Academy was paying him $15000 for the job. Previous hosts like Ellen DeGeneres, Hugh Jackman, and Neil Patrick Harris have all declined the opportunity. With a lot of options at home the Oscars have seemingly crossed boundaries and I am now looking forward to sign Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby for the job.
Hannah Called ‘Good Men’ The Jimmys Of Late Night TV
The Tasmanian 40 year old comedian; however, has a major problem. She has in the past call the out Jimmy Kimmel while addressing people at conference about feminism. In her dialogue, where she expressed ironically the difference between good and bad men, Hannah Gadsby had satirized the ‘good men, by calling them Jimmys of Late Night Television. While Kimmel avoided reacting on her statements, it would be weird seeing the Academy transitioning between hosts at loggerheads.
Hannah Gadsby is not hosting the Oscars 2019. John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, again two straight white men were offered the job instead. Other names in contention to perform the duties as the Oscars 2019 host should have included Billy Eichner; Donald Glover; Ken Jeong; Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele; Melissa McCarthy; Lin Manuel- Miranda; Patton Oswalt; Issa Rae and Wanda Sykes. Hugh Jackman was the last Australian to host the Oscars.