The decision arrives nearly two months after original host Kevin Hart resigned.
The focus is in all the wrong places in this uneven remake of the French hit Intouchables.
A month of controversy ends where it started: the comedian is sitting out of the 2019 Academy Awards.
The follow-up to the hit action-comedy arrives this December.
The comedian initially stepped down as host after the resurfacing of old, homophobic tweets from his past.
As the would-be maligned comic told his audience, “I don’t give a shit.”
Pose’s Billy Porter to Kevin Hart: “You turn around and oppress other people the same way you’re being oppressed”
“Y’all don’t get to have that language no more without somebody on the other side challenging that.”
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In defending Kevin Hart, Cannon points to similarly problematic tweets from prominent female comedians.
“I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.”
The blockbuster comic is currently under fire on Twitter.
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