"I swear man, our world is becoming beyond crazy. I'm not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me, especially when I worked hard to get to the mental space where I'm at now," he said.
"My team calls me, 'Oh, my God, Kevin, this world is upset about tweets you did years ago,'" he recounted, along with his reply. "Guys. I'm almost 40 years old. If you don't believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don't know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past, then do you. I'm the wrong guy, man. I'm in a great place, a great mature place where all I do is spread positivity."
The caption on the Instagram post included an additional message to those angry with the actor and comedian.
"Stop looking for reasons to be negative ... Stop searching for reasons to be angry," he wrote, concluding, "I LOVE EVERYBODY.....ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that's on you."
"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,' Hart, then 31, wrote in 2011.
"How many 'gay' men sweat when they wear dress shirts because real men don't lmao p.s fag," another tweet from 2009 reads.
Many were dissatisfied with Hart's response to the revelation of his history of such hateful remarks. Peter Paige -- the gay cocreator of The Fosters on Freeform, a subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group -- asked Disney to enroll Hart in "sensitivity training" or risk a boycott.
\u201cHey @DisneyABCTV - you realy want LGBT people boycotting the gay superbowl (AKA the Oscars)? I don\u2019t think so. You need to get @KevinHart4real into some sensitivity training NOW. Or replace him. \u201cY\u2019all killing my buzz\u201d is not an apology. @kareyburke @BobIgerCEO @TheAcademy\u201d