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Up next in ‘things nobody asked for’, there’s a Kevin Hart documentary about his Oscars homophobia scandal

Nick Duffy November 20, 2019
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Kevin Hart (Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Kevin Hart is to release a Netflix documentary that will rake up drama about his decision to step down as Oscars host after being exposed for making homophobic jokes.

The comic quit as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, which took place in February, after organisers asked him to issue an apology for his historical anti-gay material.

Hart opted to publicly resign – earning him plaudits from right-wing pundits and sparking an inevitable discussion about how it was all the fault of LGBT+ activists.

The ‘comedian’ is now set to release a Netflix docuseries Don’t F**k This Up,which will weigh in on the drama, again.

Kevin Hart to revive Oscars drama for docuseries.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will follow Hart “through his day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from his Oscars controversy”.

He said in an Instagram video: “It’s a look into my life over the past year and a half, which has been a hell of a rollercoaster.

“Peaks, hills, valleys, ups, down, it’s real, it’s raw, it’s as transparent as you can be. It’s something I think people need to see, so, you know, always looking for ways to improve and progress.”

Kevin Hart during the Sydney Film Festival on June 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
Kevin Hart during the Sydney Film Festival on June 6, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (James Gourley/Getty Images)

The docuseries is set to release on December 27.

‘Comedian’ says there were ‘miscommunications’ with LGBT community.

In April, Hart denied “playing the victim” over the row.

The comedian told USA Today: “The way that I handled it in the beginning was never from a place where I’m being negative or angry or playing victim.

“It was, ‘Hey, guys, I apologised about this. I talked about this years ago and I said I’ll never do it again.’

“To me, that was the apology. The apology was never doing it again. I didn’t understand why that wasn’t good [enough].”

He added: “I thought the best way to say sorry is by changing, whereas some people still wanted to just hear me say it again. And that’s where I think the miscommunication or the disconnect came from.”

The comedian said that he had “several conversations with good friends of mine that are part of the LGBTQ community,” including Empire director Lee Daniels, who told him, “We just want to know that you don’t feel the way you felt then. We wanted to hear you say that.”

He continued: “I thought that me putting my change on display and never going back to that was the best way to do that. And if the verbal (apology) would have been better, then I can understand that. But at the time, I didn’t grasp that concept of just wanting to hear that again.

“Hopefully the people of the LGBTQ community know that I in no way, shape or form embrace any ill will toward anybody in general. It’s not who I am.”

More: homophobic jokes, Kevin Hart, netflix, Oscars

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