Kevin Hart's response on Thursday to criticize earlier homophobic tweets continued to fire against the comic, two days after he was named host of the forthcoming Academy Awards.
On Thursday, Hart wrote about Instagram that critics should "stop being negative" after years of old tweets on which he has used human beings. In a accompanying video, Mr. Hart, who was sitting in bed, secretly said he would not "let the cruelty frustrate me".
"I'm almost 40 years old. If you do not believe that people change, grow, evolve? I do not know what you're going to tell you," said Hart, who added in chapters: "I love everyone."
Hart has since eliminated some of the anti-cheerful tweets, mostly dated 2009-2011. But they were already scratched and shared online. In 2011 he wrote in a discarded tweet: "If my son comes home and will try to play with my daughters, I will push home 2. I'll break it over the head and say my voice" stops that it is cheerful. "
Hart's attitudes to homosexuality were also a well-known part of his standpoint. In the special 2010 Serious fun, He said, "One of my greatest fears is my son growing and glad."
"Remember, I'm not homophobic, I have nothing to do with gay people, do what you want to do, but I'm a heterosexual man, if I can avoid my son being gay, I want," said Hart.
GLAAD, the LGBTQ Rights Response, said Thursday it has reached the ABC Oscars distributor, the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Academy and Hart's management to "discuss Kevin's rhetoric and recording against anti-LGBTQ."
Komedian and actor Billy Eichner were among those of social media that were disappointed with Hart's response.
This is not good. A simple, authentic excuse that shows some understanding or remorse, would be so simple. As I have tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with homosexual men. On the surface it may not look like it. Down, it's much more complicated. https://t.co/A64LsOjVc2
The world academy on Tuesday announced Hart as host to its February ceremony. Representatives for the academy and for ABC did not respond to messages on Thursday.
It is not the first time when an host of Oscars forced to respond for anti-gay comments. Prior to the 2012 Academic Awards, the producer Brett Ratner, who had been paired with host Eddie Murphy, resigned days after he had used a cheerful desire for film writing. Murphy soon left, too.