Kevin Hart, Still Wrestling With Homophobic Tweets, Sort of Apologizes

09 January, 2019, 17:24 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Kevin Hart ‘once again’ apologizes to LGBTQ community for past homophobic comments

The veteran comedian has shut down the idea of replacing Kevin Hart to host next month's Oscars ceremony.

Kevin Hart confirmed that he will not host the Oscars during an unapologetic interview on Wednesday morning where he said he was "over" discussing his homophobic tweet and had "nothing to prove" to anyone. He stepped down as host and has since apologized for his comments, but some critics have found his contrition to be insufficient.

And when Strahan closed the first part of the GMA interview asking if the comedian would reconsider hosting the Oscars, Hart said he was too busy at this point due to filming the Jumanji sequel in February.

"These weren't words that I said to gay individuals", Hart said.

"I really had to dive into the whole thing - even the tweets", Hart said of the resurfaced past jokes.

Hart apologizing for his remarks: "Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community".

Kevin Hart made a decision to once again address his anti-gay joke controversy and Oscars host fallout on his SiriusXM radio show Monday, making it clear that he's super sorry for saying things that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. "This is wrong now", he said on the show. It gets no more energy. "You're not getting me".

It's unclear whether the academy has someone in mind to replace Hart for the Oscars or whether the show, slated for February 24, will be broadcast without a host for the first time in 30 years. The 39-year-old Night School star responded by saying on Straight From The Hart, "Don Lemon goes on CNN and he's like 'You can fix this, become an ally.' That's not's not my life dream".

Hart, a previous Oscars presenter, stepped down as host of the show on December 6, days after the academy selected him following a prolonged search and declining ratings for the annual broadcast. "Whatever. However, you want to feel", he stated.

He would not agree to do the Oscars again, he said, because there was now not enough time left for him to prepare. "Whether I like it or not, whether you like it or not, that is his right...he can do that and you can feel about it however you want". "I understand you. But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".

'If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow, ' he said.

Some on social media took offense with DeGeneres supporting Hart and the interview.

Among them were posts where he labeled people "f**gs" and jokes about what he would do if his son came out as gay.



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