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Kevin Hart Chronicles Anti-LGBTQ Oscars Fallout in Netflix Docuseries

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The comedian stepped down as the host of the Oscars after his anti-LGBTQ tweets resurfaced. Naturally, he has a Netflix series in which to tell his side of the story. 

Comedian Kevin Hart stepped down as the host of the 2019 Oscars amid backlash when his homophobic tweets from circa 2011 resurfaced. Now a six-part docuseries titled Don't Fuck This Up, which chronicles what Hart endured in the aftermath of the Academy Awards controversy, is set to premiere on Netflix December 27, he announced on Instagram Tuesday.

The series, produced by Hart's company HartBeat Productions, will follow his daily routine while covering his marriage and career, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hart, who currently suffers from back injuries from a car accident earlier this year, wrote on Instagram of the series that it's a "hell of a rollercoaster; peaks, hills, valleys, ups, downs. It's as real, as raw, as transparent as you could be."

It took two days from when Hart was announced as the host of the Oscars for the backlash over abusive anti-LGBTQ tweets to cause him to step down. While Hart apologized for his previous behavior, he also continued to walk back the apology and to minimize the impact his words.

"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 wrote in 2011.

When Fresh Air host Terry Gross questioned Hart's assertion that threat of violence was a joke, he minimized it, saying, "I think that's taking a joking and putting a context that you're determining it should be on it. The joke was made with light intentions. It's not that deep-rooted, but because of the time of today, people look at it, and they dissect it."

"And then I say, but as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I would. It's a joke," Hart continued. "It's called a segue. The segue was to get into the joke about something that really happened at a party where my son was playing, and there was another boy playing with him. And I was like, hey, all right, that's enough of that."

"But because times today are so sensitive, we forget the jokes are made with the intensive purpose of making people laugh, not to hurt. That's not the purpose behind the joke," he said.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.