In the year of instant gay icon A Star is Born, the lesbian-themed The Favourite, and not one—but TWO!—gay conversion therapy movies, the Oscars are to be hosted by.... Kevin Hart. View this post on Instagram For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same...I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time....To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time....I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ....now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Dec 4, 2018 at 5:01pm PSTThe Oscars just announced that the Animated Short will be hosting the 2019 ceremony, and the countdown is on for him to apologize for his old homophobic tweets. There are a lot of them. Kevin Hart has now deleted this tweet after he was named as Oscars host pic.twitter.com/fxra6gx44E — David Mack (@davidmackau) December 6, 2018 A lot.TwitterHere are some lowlights.Kevin Hart to the Oscar Statue. pic.twitter.com/yGnPGdibdC— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) December 6, 2018 TwitterTwitterTwitter Twitter Hart had a but in his 2010 standup special, Seriously Funny, about being afraid that his son will grow up to be gay. "One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay," he said. "That’s a fear. Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic, I have nothing against gay people, be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will. Now with that being said, I don’t know if I handled my son’s first gay moment correctly. Every kid has a gay moment but when it happens, you’ve got to nip it in the bud!"He might not be homophobic, but being afraid of gay people sounds like the literal definition of homophobia.Literally that's the definition @KevinHart4real. https://t.co/VrqkurCnYO pic.twitter.com/lYBLjCZM9y— Terry (@GaylyDreadful) December 5, 2018 Hart defended the joke in a Rolling Stone profile in 2015.https://twitter.com/jonahweiner/status/1070490872653897728"It’s about my fear. I’m thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? Not that I’m not gonna love my son or think about him any differently. The funny thing within that joke is it’s me getting mad at my son because of my own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it’s about me. That’s the difference between bringing a joke across that’s well thought-out and saying something just to ruffle feathers," he explained.Hart added that he wouldn't tell the joke today (in 2015) not because the sentiment is off, but because the times are "sensitive."The Academy Awards has a largely gay audience, and in the year of A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody, some viewers are arguing that it feels off to have Hart at the helm.https://twitter.com/BobbyBWH/status/1070474759635316736having a raving homophobe like kevin hart host an event as gay as the oscars is like if I was the announcer for the super bowl— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) December 5, 2018 Alert: You have been spotted by the gay twitter police. Put your hands behind your back and issue a publicist written apple notes app apology immediately.— P#!L (@PhilTBH) December 5, 2018 Hart hasn't apologized yet, but he has tweeted about how much he loves being a dad.THIS is not the way to deal with your situation...how about you use Twitter for good and take a public stand against Homophobia? You Tweet more than Trump, you have the time. Don't let this take you down. You NEED the Gays on this one.— Steve Maihack (@stevemaihack) December 6, 2018 At least Golden Globes hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg seem cool!