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By Doha Madani
Comedian Kevin Hart on Thursday reacted to the setback caused by old homophobic jokes and tweets, which after his election to host the 201
Hart posted a video on Instagram on Thursday evening in which he wrote in the caption that people "stop being negative" in response to the criticism that he made insensitive jokes about gay men almost ten years ago ,
The comedian did not admit it did not apologize or misbehave in his video, but he said the world is "going beyond insanity."
"Guys, I'm almost 40 years old If you do not think people are changing, you're growing, As people get older, I do not know what to tell you," said Hart, 39, in the video. "If you want to keep people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past, then you do. I'm the wrong one."
In his 2010 comedy special, "Seriously Funny," Hart said his audience was extremely scared that his son was gay. Hart said, "If I can have a heterosexual husband, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I'll do that." He addressed the joke in the 2015 Rolling Stone interview, in which he did not apologize, and said that he would not make the same joke because the times were not so "sensitive".
Hart put out some of the tweets distributed online, but many in which he called people "gay" or using a tie for gay men were still active on Thursday night. In a tweet Hart calls someone a "fat face buddy".
"I've just seen the biggest gay guy ever!" A tweet read. I can not lie, I'm scared! "
The comedian Billy Eichner commented on Hart's video on Twitter and said," That's not good. "
" A simple, authentic apology that shows understanding and remorse would have been so easy, "wrote Eichner . "As I tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with gay men, superficially it may not look that way, but it's a lot more complicated under that."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which hosts the Academy Awards, did not immediately respond to the NBC News to comment.