Just a few days after being announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars ceremony, Kevin Hart has withdrawn from his role at the awards.

Kevin Hart has refused to apologise for tweets that resurfaced this week.

The comedian took to his Instagram, saying that The Academy got in touch with him, and gave him an ultimatum.


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I know who I am & so do the people closest to me. #LiveLoveLaugh

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After saying that he's not going to apologise, he tweeted that he would be stepping down as the host. He tweeted "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."

He continued, "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."

He also went on to say "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 also uploaded a video to his Instagram, where he talks about people changing over time. He believes he shouldn't need to apologise for tweets from years ago, as it was his past self.


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Stop looking for reasons to be negative...Stop searching for reasons to be angry....I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people....there is nothing that you can do to change that...NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all....with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love....Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please....What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY.....ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you....Have a beautiful day

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Now, the tweets in question that have thrown Kevin into the spotlight are not that hard to find. One twitter user searched Kevin's twitter feed, and input words such as "gay," "fag," and "homo" and the results can be seen below.

For his past actions, Kevin has received a lot of backlash from members of The Hollywood elite.

With just under two months to go until the 2019 Oscars rolls around, the team will have to scramble to find a replacement host very soon.

What do you make of Kevin Hart's actions? Let us know in the comments.

Via Buzzfeed News.