Kevin Hart says he is 'done' with Oscars conversation

Calvin Saunders
January 10, 2019

Hart later issued an emotional apology to the LGBTQ community for his past behavior and hurtful comments, acknowledging that he was in the wrong and promising to work towards being more accepting and welcoming of criticism in the future.

Earlier this week on his Sirius XM show "Straight from the Hart" program, he again apologized to the LGBTQ community. "I have explained how I evolved, which makes me say: 'I'm over it, '" said Hart.

The actor said he has given all he can thus far and "said everything I can possibly say". It remains to be seen how that will come together, but Variety says this year's plans include key changes that will require less time from a host anyway, so the absence of one may not be as strongly felt. "We thought it was OK to talk like that, because that's how we talked to one another".

'I am not over-delivering it, I am not overproving it because you find yourself in a position where it still won't be received and you go, "What else do you want?" The Academy, they're unbelievable people, the offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn't work out the way it that it should have. "'Hey, let's not do this".

Kevin added the landscape of the world has changed now, particularly with the prevalence of social media, and he regrets the way he spoke on his Twitter page. I shouldn't have to prove who I am.what more do you want from me?

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'If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow, ' he said. "I understand you", he continued, adding that he hopes the LGBTQ community can forgive him and accept he's a different person from the one who sent those tweets nearly a decade ago.

"If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that's the fight". In another, he said if his son were to play with a doll's house, he would break it over the boy's head and tell him to stop being gay. While he told her, at the time, that he would "evaluate" his decision and get back to her, it appears as he's ultimately chose to walk away, for good. DeGeneres, herself a two-time Oscars host, argued that, "They are a small group of people who are very, very loud". You're talking about two weeks I'd have to prepare.

During his hit on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hart notably did not apologize and drew ire from many who noted that he was playing the victim card.

Hart stepped down days after being announced in December following a backlash over tweets he posted between 2009 and 2011. Now, the Academy is once again left scrambling for a replacement host, and it'll have to make a decision soon: the ceremony takes place February 24th at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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