Kevin Hart definitively states: 'No, I'm not hosting the Oscars this year'

Carla Harmon
January 9, 2019

Just three days later, he stepped down after homophobic tweets from eight years ago re-emerged; he said he's already apologized for the tweets and that he's not the same person he was at that time. It gets no more energy.

'I'm not gonna say anything, and I'm definitely got gonna say it here, but the chances are very slim, ' he said, adding: 'I love the Academy, I love everybody that's involved with the process of building the Oscars and making it.

Sounding somewhat sarcastic, the comedian said: "Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community".

Last month, Hart chose to step down from his role hosting the ceremony after LGBT activists complained about anti-gay tweets he posted between 2009 to 2011, despite his profuse apologies.

In others, he used the words "fag" and "gay" pejoratively, referring to actor Dwayne L. Brown as a "fat fag" and actor Damien Wayans as "a gay bill board for AIDS".

"I want everybody to know I'm done with it", Hart told "GMA" host Michael Strahan.

Later that day, Hart quit ― and apologized for the homophobic tweets. "It's his choice as an American. then you can feel about it however you want". After facing some criticism for his appearance on Ellen last week, Hart further addressed the controversy over his old "homophobic" jokes on his Sirius XM radio show.

He went on to explain why he sent those tweets, which have since been deleted.

In one of his 10-year-old tweets, Hart used a gay slur, and he also said he wouldn't want his son to be gay during an old stand-up routine.

He says "because now we're in a space where I'm around people of the LGBTQ community, and I'm now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say 'That sh*t hurt because of what I've been through'". "We thought it was OK to talk like that, because that's how we talked to one another". In that, you go, fuck! He did not name any of those people.

The comedian says he wants to join the fight for equality, but encourages LGBTQ listeners to recognize when someone owns up to their mistakes and wants to grow from them.

"I'm not saying how I've changed anymore", he continued. "'Hey, let's not do this. We don't post this s**t on social media'".

Ellen, who has always been an icon in the LGBTQ community, was lampooned for throwing her support behind the comedian afterwards. "But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change. Where does the equality part come in?" He also issued another apology for the tweets and said he'd do better going forward. "I apologize", he said on his show. Ellen referred to critics of his homophobic statements as "haters" and told him to ignore them. Shortly after, reports have floated that ABC is open to Hart returning hosting the Oscars, which have flagged in viewership over the past few years.

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