Kevin Hart says he’s definitely not hosting Oscars, after homophobia row

  • Kevin Hart says he’s definitely not hosting Oscars, after homophobia row

Kevin Hart says he’s definitely not hosting Oscars, after homophobia row

You're not getting no more of my energy from it.

Then when asked about how he feels, he said, "I'm over it".

The last time the Oscars went ahead with no host was in the late 80s.

During his interview last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which proved to be just as controversial for DeGeneres as it was for Hart, the Jumanji star had said he was "evaluating" his decision to host the awards ceremony. By Friday afternoon, Hart had told Variety that it wasn't going to happen. But once they did, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have botched the response, yielding a how-not-to class in public relations and stewardship of the entertainment industry's most prestigious award. "In the future, if it does, it does".

"I say I'm done with it". "I'm over that. I'm over the moment". There's no more conversation about it.

"If [the apology] is accepted, great", he said. So I'm done with it. "I'm over it. That's where I'm personally at". I am truly happy people....there is nothing that you can do to change that... "That's what I'm trying to say. We are a huge group of people who love you and want you to host the Oscars". If you don't see that, then that means that's a problem with you... "If it's not, there's nothing I can do". There was a possibility of Hart coming back if the Academy felt his appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show revealed true remorse, but Hart once again played the victim card as opposed to offering any kind of a genuine apology.

Strahan further pressed the topic, asking Hart as a father what he would do if one of his children came out to him. We thought it was okay to talk like that, because that's how we talked to one another. You've already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how risky those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day ... This is wrong now. The Academy took a suspiciously long time selecting a host.

Ellen DeGeneres, who was recently named the most admired LGBT+ person in the United States, invited him on her show last week to convince him and the rest of America that he should fulfil his dream of hosting the Oscars. On Wednesday, however, sources close to the show told Variety that there will be no host this year.

Hart wants to clarify his message that he is now an ally with the LGBTQ community.