Following Anti-Gay Tweets, Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host

He only had the job for two days

“I’m sorry that I hurt people," Hart tweeted Thursday night. "My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart.” Getty Images

This week, ABC and the Academy of Motion Pictures had tapped a new celebrity Oscars host who seemed to have the Midas touch with brands—Kevin Hart—to help reverse the ceremony’s ratings spiral. “I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one,” Hart said on Tuesday night. “Now it’s time to rise to the occasion.”

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.