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In 2018, an unsavory social media post can cost someone their job.
Interesting: Cannon wrote: 'Interesting... I wonder if there was any backlash here'
Hart stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars on Thursday.'I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscars,' he tweeted.
'This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
'I'm sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.'
Tweet fault: A tweet by Amy Schumer read: 'Enjoy skyfall f*gs I'm about to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions'
Just saying: Cannon wrote: 'I'm just saying... should we keep going'
In 2011, Kevin wrote in a since-deleted tweet: 'Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ''stop that's gay.''
And during his 2010 stand-up comedy special, Seriously Funny, he was quoted saying that one of his 'biggest fears' was that his sons would grow up to be gay.
'Keep in mind, I'm not homophobic,' Hart said during the routine. 'I have nothing against gay people, do what you want to do, but me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.'
Big fan: Cannon posted: 'And I f*cking love Wreck It Ralph'
OSaturday, a clip from Conversations With Ed Gordon was obtained by TMZ where the host grilled Hart over backlash he'd recently gotten for a joke regarding black women.
'You drew a line at homosexuality, why didn't you draw a line at women of color,' asked Ed Gordon from the 2014 interview.
'Here's why I drew the line at homosexuality,' began Hart. 'Homosexuality right now is in a place where...it's not a joke to them. And I don't even like to use the word "them". The words and terms used at a certain time are considered slander. Are considered violent terms.
Stepping down: Hart stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars on Thursday
Throwback: One anti-gay tweet was penned back in 2011...and he has since apologized
'Due to the fact of all the hate crimes that have been had, all the verbal attack that people have had... It's blown up to a bigger thing. So I personally don't think it's funny. I don't joke about it. I don't want that problem. I don't need any enemies.'
'It could stop a career,' interrupted Gordon.
'What! It could stop a career?' Hart said in shock. 'It could throw you under the bus! You could be in that check cash line. I don't want that problem'
'I get why it is a serious thing. I don't mess with it.'
Choices: 'I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscars,' he tweeted
The Academy Awards is yet to comment on Hart's departure.
Hart did say, however, that the academy told him to apologize publicly or he'd lose the gig. He chose to bow out on his own, without an apology.
All eyes are now turned to the Academy to choose another host.
Many keep coming back to Whoopi Goldberg, who has hosted the awards four times. Others have suggested Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted one of the Oscars' highest-rated shows, or Tom Hanks, who has a longstanding academy relationship.
Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, Will Smith or Lin-Manuel Miranda are other names in the mix.
Busy Phillips threw her own name out there tweeting: 'I AM AVAILABLE.'
She also suggested Issa Rae, Sarah Silverman, Ali Wong, Samantha Bee, Robin Thede and Aisha Tyler, or 'any other woman working in Hollywood right now who wants to.'
But the film academy will need to move quickly as the 91st Oscars ceremony is less than three months away slated for February 24, 2019.