Yesterday's debakel that led Kevin Hart to venture out to host the 91st Academy Awards was an absolutely impossible perfect…
Yesterday’s debakel that led Kevin Hart to venture out to host the 91st Academy Awards was an absolutely impossible perfect greatness of elements. It seems very likely that Hart will one day look back on his actions and regret to dig in his heels because he was so focused on the Internet role that regurgitated decades of gay social media, and did not consider the LGBTQ group in the academy or who is watching on the Oscars and who have endured these skeletons and worse, their entire lives. They might feel better with a simple sincere apology / explanation.
I saw this in real time yesterday and found shocking the stubbornness that Hart showed, which I think would have made a very good host. He had sharply built into one of the city’s most reliable bankable stars. Hart quotes Martin Luther King Jr today, but when I think about MLK, I see a man whose intelligence and oratory skill softened the hearts in the name of tolerance and equality. Should Dr. King have applauded Harts early social media announcements or his first two non-excuse yesterday? I do not see it. I am told that the academy, and probably Harts own camp, told him to simply freshen up the apology he expressed earlier, for homophobic remarks that seem insensitive today. His first answer: a tireless post that defiantly declares that he would not be in the role of the Internet. It was amazing and the academy spent the day back and forth and asked for more. By the end of the day, he made all decisions that the academy had earlier in the day to choose. I never bet again, the Academy or any award ceremony will name a host without a thorough wetting process that extends to social media. Remember, when Oscar moved his voice to an online process, taking a membership took a while to bring. The people who put this show together are not social media savvy, but they tackled the problems of a white voice body and about the auditor’s wisdom working for a discount and getting a camera time and staring back as stars after the best image-enriched debacle. Heart beings another lesson. This can never happen again.
If Hart would nix his offensive social message, it should have been before he got the job, not after. I mentioned yesterday that before the academy gave Jerry Lewis his humanitarian Oscar award, the organizers told him to apologize before announcing it and Lewis attributed to their own homophobic rantings and apologized. Why did not it happen here?
The bloggers who dug their past, those who drew their irrels are part of life now; We journalists receive regular missions from abusers who feel like a self-appointed conscience mechanism. Their emails are sent to each publication at the same time, and they tell who we should take down next and what movies we have to boycott because someone who has even done peripheralism has done something before.
Other publications swallow the bite to empower these people and it has been a tiring year as a result of our most regrettable disgrace campaign against Scarlett Johansson to have the humility to attach to playing a female massage shop owner who dressed as a man to break the male-dominated illegal activity of prostitution and drug trafficking. How do they describe the Tex Gill in the 70’s? A magazine donated this year’s male and female entrepreneur at Gill, who later in life began to start a gender distribution process. The chance is that Rub & Tug which was supposed to be Goodfellas with a transgender protagonist will never be done now and those claiming to drive Johansson to the safer environment of a female Authorization Black Widow The movie does not realize how much they restore the possibility that future movies will be created about them – at least those who need a healthy budget and P & A expenses – because there are no transgender stars. One opportunity was missed to try to build some by throwing transgender players around Johansson. It would have been a simple move since the 70’s press accounts I read before I broke Rub N Tug the story clearly that support from gay and lesbian communities helped Gill build an illegal empire that was eventually taken down by law enforcement, and rivals who hit Gills Pittsburgh’s meat palace.
Then the Disney case Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was written for inexplicable and inexplicable tweets when he came away from the irreverent Troma schlock factory. It was a weaponization of the # MeToo movement. Gunn bashed president Trump and just the right journalists who autopsied his stupifying social media rants as he also earlier apologized for, served them to Disney with a call to arms to boycott the studio. Disney, who had just fired Roseanne Barr and sought approvals to breathe Fox, cursed Gunn to avoid any controversy. He was quickly employed by Warner Bros and DC to direct Suicide Squad 2 the moment he settled with Disney.
Democratization of the ground floor’s creative process and letting the white hot mob dictate who can play what role is a regrettable byproduct of social media, and it seemed that the Academy and Hart had a chance to pay that trend. But Hart needed to review PC conscience policy. He would have been only the fifth black Oscar host, something important, and it had been the culmination of a career based on life and smartness. Many in Hollywood have amazed at how much Harts social media savvy has helped build their brand. He regularly postpones his life, and his million followers follow him to theaters as he launches his films. Yesterday, which returned.
What Hart said would be harmful at any time, but people came away with it a decade ago. After long days I do this job, I see in reruns Two And A Half Men. It’s a guilty pleasure, a furious version of The Odd Couple that helps me down. I notice the times the characters call each other “gay” or “mo.” I am sure that Chuck Lorre and his writer would red pen such words now, but they flew through flying colors on a top-time page sitcom that was A beat around the time, Hart issued his social media. The world demands more tolerance now.
Why should not he apologize? Did he know that his core users would think he had sold his faith for a dream job? Is he still holding these beliefs against LGBTQ? Does he really think that because he is also a stand-up comedian, does he have the right to say something to keep his standing like a pointed comic? Did he think, hell, these are just words and not actions? It’s so hard to say why he chose to actually apologize only after he left the job. During the hours he preceded people who did not think he had evolved as a 40-year-old man for the eight years since he issued the insulting tweets. He did not really come out as terrible or sincere, mostly focused on those who cobbled together social media missives that drove his demise. The heart’s reluctance to be changeable was his regret. What is sad is that his versatility and ability to change has been one of his greatest assets. His career was based on being interchangeable.
No one handed over anything to Hart in his rise to a pleasant leading man who drives as many movie franchises as any actor out there, from Jumanji to Ride Along, Think Like a Man and The Secret Life of Pets . He is making his debut in a serious role, with the lead role of Bryan Cranston in The Upside a remake of the acclaimed French film Les Intouchables . He has made mistakes in his personal life and treated them with sincerity on social media, including apologies to his wife. Whether he or she was kind to the homophobic remarks in an old interview Rolling Stone why not handle his attitude to LGBTQ at such an important moment?
I do not think the academy would get rid of Hart, though the board and membership became increasingly angry when Hart refused to address why he put up such hatred missions, and how exactly he has evolved and what’s in his heart right now . The fact that Hart was in Australia for a comedy tour did not help. Hart did not understand the simple fact that despite controversy from the past that involved things like the 2018 #OscarSoWhite controversy and Best Picture envelope mixup a year later, the academy is the institutional consensus for the film industry. It required Hart to explain himself. If Hart had not hoped, the academy would have taken him away.
The Academy regroups but can find a valuable lesson in the aftermath when Brett Ratner resigned as an Oscarcast producer before being driven to use homophobic language, with host Eddie Murphy following him through the door of solidarity. The Academy was in trouble when it was November 8, 2011. Oscars winning producer Brian Grazer answered the conversation and Oscar’s most successful reminder, Billy Crystal, also responded to the call to February 26.
It would be fair to say that the academy is in a deeper issue because it is December 7th and Oscar Night is February 24th. Why not send out an SOS to Hollywood royalty like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey? Previous hosts like Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock? How about Dwayne Johnson, as productive on social media like Hart, but never polarizing? Dave Chappelle, really a revelation in A star is born ? Michael B. Jordan, like a diamond in Black Panther and may be Hollywood’s brightest young star? Oscar hosting is incredible, but the event will be the brilliant moment of the movie industry. Someone answers the call. Does anyone have Billy Crystal’s number?