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It appears Tiffany Haddish’s demands were too much for the Academy, because Kevin Hart was named host of the 2019 Oscars…or so we thought.

On Wednesday, the Jumanji 2 star, 39, revealed that he’s hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards on February 24. And today, Hart announced that he’s withdrawing from his duties.

Hart shared the news on Twitter last night, writing, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s…this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.”

The announcement comes just two days after the comedian wrote a lengthy message on Instagram, celebrating the news: “For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same. I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s supposed to. I am so happy to say the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars.”

Too bad. Hart’s reaction to another Best Picture mishap would surely be gold. 

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