The 2019 Oscars have a new host: Kevin Hart.
The actor and comedian announced the news on Tuesday in an Instagram post. He said he was "blown away" because he set the prices. The program will air on ABC on February 24th. "It has long been a destination on my list."
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Hart will assume the position of Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the Oscars for the last two ceremonies.
The gig brings a lot of responsibility, and the star of the "Night School" is likely to avoid political issues that could prove controversial for the worldwide audience, "reported Vanity Fair.
But Hart did in the past made headlines for some of his outlandish comments when he once excavated President Trump while holding another awards ceremony
Continue reading for a look at some of the comedian's wildest comments.
"Joking" off he wanted not that his son is gay
In a "Seriously Funny" sketch from 2010, Hart said his "biggest fear" was his son Hendrix, who grew up gay.
"Remember, I am not homophobic. I have nothing against gays. Be happy. Do what you want to do. But I, as a heterosexual man, if I can stop my son from being gay, I will do that, "he said at the time, describing moments when his son showed signs of what Hart called homosexuality [1965-9013] "Stop, that's" gay! "Hart said, telling him to tell his son.
However, after his Oscars News Tuesday, many social media users began using Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with Hart, who was named host – and questioned the comment again as the right choice for the job.
"And the Oscars for Most Homophobic Hosts Begins …" A Twitter user wrote the snippet from the 2010 sketch.
"Kevin Hart is #TheOscars will be in a year Hosted in which many films are honored with queer characters (A star is born, the darling, can you ever forgive me?) Hart has said that one of his biggest fears is that his son is gay. "Pretty sad", wrote another.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2015, Hart suggested the sketch and stated that the joke was "about [his] fear".
"It's about my fear, I think about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong and if so, what was it, not that I did not love my son or think otherwise about him. The funny thing about this joke is that I get angry at my son because of my own insecurity – I panic, it has nothing to do with him, it's about me, "he said.
"This is the difference between a well-thought-out joke and the thought of saying something just to tear feathers," he added. Repeat the joke in this age, because "times were not so sensitive [in 2010] like right now."
2018 MTV Video Music Awards
At its presentation at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in August Hart aimed at President Trump and told the audience they could "kneel," a comment that is likely to be on the Fashion refers to how some NFL players protested during the national anthem at the start of the games.
"[In] This game You can kneel down," Hart said as he introduced himself to comedian Tiffany Haddish.
"You can do whatever you want, there are no old white men who can stop you," he added.
The awards ceremony was like "A typical White House day," said the 39-year-old.
"Beefs pop off, bad LAN Guage, people run into the bathroom and send out crazy tweets," Hart said. "It's basically like a typical White House day. In your face, Trump, suck it. "
The unsightly comment came after Hart was called by comedian Kathy Griffin, who once faced a backlash because she had a simulation of Trump's decapitated head because he had did not attack the President during his comedy shows.
"I feel that this is such a worrying time for everyone that there is a thirst for all sorts of comedy," Griffin told USA Today in June.  "And look, if you do not want to hear anything about Trump, just drop by Kevin Hart. He does not even mention Trump. I personally think that's a move because he's a black guy. But I think he's it you sold more tickets than I ever wanted, "she added.
The F-bomb after the Eagles' victory – Super Bowl
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Star and hardened Eagles fan made headlines He interrupted an interview with Eagles defensive line judge Fletcher Cox, just after the team won the Super Bowl in 2018 against the Patriots At that moment, Hart dropped an F-bomb in the live Television falling.
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"Philadelphia is a great city," said Hart. "I thought, I hope that is an example of what we can do, we gave a F oo. "
" I'm out, "said Hart, who had previously said he was intoxicated at the time, added, before taking the microphone dropped.
WARNING: Explicit language below.
His "Sexist" Monologue on SNL
Hart was slammed in the social media following his opening monologue in a December 2017 "Saturday Night Live" episode that was considered sexist by many users.
"They had never heard one The child says," I can not wait to get home and play with my mother, "Hart said as part of his monologue describing the different roles, the mothers and fathers play during education.
"You have never heard of it. "I can not wait for Mommy and me." That does not exist. Children do not say that. All the responsibility for the fun is on the father's shoulder, "he continued.
But the comment annoyed many, leading some to claim that the monologue was sexist.
" 2017 was an incredible advance for women , Kevin Hart's opening monologue is in 2016. Disappointed in @nbcsnl for a # sexist opening monologue #snl, " a person tweeted
" @ KevinHart4real This is the most sexist opener I've ever heard. It's 2017. Women work. Men bring children to school. It's called partnership. #SNL, " Another wrote ." Kevin Hart, do you know it's 2017? A "Cold Open" would have been funny in 1950, "said a third.
Hart is said to have joked that dark-skinned women have" bad credit "
on Twitter said fair-skinned women "Usually Better Credit" than Women with Dark Skin.
"Fair-skinned women usually have better credit than dark-skinned women … broke a ** dark h * ** LOL," Hart wrote in 2010, according to BET.
After reacting to the tweet that surfaced on Twitter at the beginning of the year, Rolling Out said out of context. "
" Listen, I was just stupid on Twitter and I play with you Trend theme, "he said, according to BET's publication. "Some people were offended by that, but that's always a risk to the comedy, nobody's going to make fun of it, I did not feel like apologizing for something that was misunderstood and taken out of context towards women, no dark-skinned women, no fair-skinned women, I was just stupid, I'm a comedian, Being stupid is my job, so I pay my bills. "
Fox News & # 39; Mariah Haas Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report.