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Kevin Hart brushes off Oscars homophobic scandal with a smile as he jets out of Brisbane

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Kevin Hart appears to be in good spirits amid his current controversy (Picture: TheMegaAgency.com)

All things considered, Kevin Hart looked pretty upbeat as he prepared to fly out of Brisbane on Monday afternoon.

The Ride Along actor cracked a smile and laughed around with friends as he boarded a flight out of Australia after almost wrapping up his Irresponsible Tour down under.

It comes after the 39-year-old was forced to pull out of hosting the Oscars in 2019 due to alleged homophobic tweets which resurfaced from his Twitter account.

Cutting a relaxed figure in a tracksuit, Kevin was flanked by a large group of friends, including some from his comedy group The Plastic Cup Boyz, while making his way towards a private jet. The stand-up comedian engaged in conversation and chatted happily with his pals before boarding the plane.

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Hart heads to a restaurant in Auckland with his entourage, ahead of his first New Zealand show at Spark Arena tonight. 10 Dec 2018 Pictured: Kevin Hart with baseball cap on backwards. Photo credit: MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA322687_003.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
The comedians clearly still got jokes to tell as he nears the end of his tour (Picture: The Mega Agency)

Kevin will now head over to Auckland, New Zealand where hell perform at the Spark Arena before flying over to Singapore for the tours final show at SunTec City. Advertisement Advertisement

The Hollywood stars jaunt down under has proved to be a success as he boasted of having to add another date in Melbourne due to popular demand with tickets selling out fast.

However, Kev will soon have to fly home and face the music after receiving immense backlash for historic tweets, which included him using the term gay as a slur and using the word f*g.

One of the tweets also featured Kevin stating that he would be disappointed if his eldest son, Hendrix, came out as gay.

Surprisingly, Kevins ex-wife Torrei Hart has spoken out in defence of the movie star and insisted that his tweets were jokes.

After stating that Kevin is not homophobic, Torrei told Inside Edition: Hes a comedian and he was just making a joke.

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I dont think, of course, he wants a gay son — of course, you want your son to be like you – but I think definitely if our son was to turn up gay I dont think he would be homophobic about it. I think he would embrace him and love him the same.

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Perhaps a response to the drama, Kevin posted a rather poignant Instagram post on Tuesday with the caption: I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say Im not afraid to eat alone.

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