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According to LGBTQ activists, Oscar's retirement for Oscar Oscars was a missed opportunity



By Doha Madani

LGBTQ activists voted against Kevin Harts decision Friday to hold the 2019 Oscars in the midst of backlash against homophobic remarks Platform to "build unity and awareness". Sarah Kate Ellis, President of Lobbying GLAAD, tweeted on Friday that Hart should have "stepped up" after critics re-emerged tweets that were almost ten years old and mocked gays.

Hart put out some of the tweets that were distributed online, but many in which he called people "gay" or used a slur for gay men were still working Thursday night.

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in Hollywood, California, in October. She said Friday that Kevin Hart missed the opportunity to sow unity when he resigned as Oscars host. Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images for GLAAD file

"Kevin Hart should not have cried that he had" Ellis wrote on Twitter . "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 create unity and awareness."