Kevin Hart Emphatically Says He Won’t Host the Oscars

Kevin Hart

The 2019 Academy Awards are still set for February 24, but the Academy apparently didn't have a backup plan if comedian Kevin Hart didn't come back to take the hosting duties after the offer was extended. Had the Academy just kept silent and not demanded that Kevin Hart issue a public apology over past jokes that some LGBT community members found offensive, the Oscars would be on its way to a ratings blowout.

Earlier this week on his Sirius XM show "Straight from the Hart" program, he again apologized to the LGBTQ community. The openly gay CNN Tonight host covered that conversation and Hart's latest statements. "It's a choice that I've personally made to say I'm not addressing it anymore". Right now, from a time perspective, I don't have the time [to return as host]...

Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Are we collectively letting go of this controversy, or does Kevin need to prove he's honest in his apology just a bit more? In that, you go, f-! "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 s-- hurt because of what I've been through'".

Last month, Hart made a decision 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. He added, "The Academy, they're incredible people". You can see that embarrassment on the faces of almost every celebrity who appears in the crowd in that video.

"If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that's the fight". "If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow", Hart told Strahan of the "Ellen" backlash. "You will not hear me say anything else about it ... This is wrong now", he said on the show. She said she'd called the Academy and been told they'd love to have him back, adding that to not take the job would let "the haters win".

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Kevin Hart will no longer be addressing his Oscars controversy.

The 2019 Academy Awards, set to air on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC, now does not have a replacement host.

"The Academy had been considering welcoming Hart back if he had used the opportunity in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres to demonstrate contrition", reports Variety.

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.

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