Earlier this week Kevin and I were excited to share that Kevin Hart would be hosting the Oscar's. He has never done it before, he is definitely very funny and from stories of past (remember the plea to save the bus driver's job) seems like a decent guy???
Weeeelllll, apparently things took an ugly twist, as they seem to often do these days, and some comments of the past where Hart spoke negatively about being gay surfaced, triggering the Academy to offer Hart an ultimatum - either apologize, or you no longer have the gig.
At first Hart refused to apologize saying that he is a grown and changed man and has already shown remorse for the stupid comments he has made in his youth. Ultimately he did apologize again, but decided not to host the Oscars.
We talked about this quite a bit this morning and our thoughts are this...while there is absolutely no excuse for words of hatred or disdain toward any group, if we were all held accountable today for the stupidity we displayed in our youth many of us would be in big trouble!
Here's the full story. What are your thoughts?