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Woke and broke: Oscars resort to purging rather than risking going off script

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22.02.2019

The organizers now live in a such a state of fear of causing offence that it’s going ahead without a host this year. Comedian Kevin Hart was going to take on the low-reward, high-risk gig, but someone unearthed homophobic tweets he’d sent back in 2010, so that was the end of that, and he stepped down.

In some ways, I was impressed how ahead of his time Hart was. There can’t have been many people who had spotted Twitter’s potential for bigotry all the way back in 2010!

Personally, I’m waiting for a remake of ‘Back to the Future’ where, after being sacked over an inappropriate photograph taken decades earlier, Marty McFly takes his DeLorean back in time to burn all the copies of his high-school yearbook and assassinate the inventors of Twitter. Now THAT........

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