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Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown is a Web producer working in entertainment for the Los Angeles Times. She helps provide digital content for the Arts and Entertainment sections and has also written for the Travel, Books and Image sections. A Long Beach native, she graduated from UCLA.
Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after backlash over past homophobic comments

After receiving an ultimatum from the Academy, comedian Kevin Hart has announced that he has stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscars. The comedian had been receiving backlash for past homophobic comments he made on Twitter and in his standup shows.

Kevin Hart refuses to apologize for his old homophobic tweets

Kevin Hart said the Academy has told him to apologize for his past homophobic comments or they will look for a new 2019 Oscars host. He says he won't.

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