Kevin Hart Decides He Won't Host the Oscars After All

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I'm a guy that understands now.

Ellen DeGeneres made headlines after she offered a full-throated defense of comedian Kevin Hart on her show Thursday.

The magazine has also called hosting the Oscars "the least wanted job in Hollywood". We're still a month out from the 2019 Academy Awards, but there has been no shortage of contention, especially when it comes to the (lack of a) host. "And I believe in Kevin Hart".

"And I believe in Ellen", another social media user tweeted. And I believe in @KevinHart4real.


The Academy never actually fired Hart from the Oscars.

In fact, during the course of this interview, DeGeneres, who hosted the Oscars in 2014, reveals she called the Academy and asked them to bring him back. "Either my apology is accepted, or it isn't", Hart said. Hart says he is "evaluating" taking on the role again after DeGeneres called the Academy and vouched for him. Whatever we can do. Whatever is going on on the internet, don't pay attention to them.

Hart told DeGeneres that he has apologized for his past words but that this was a tough incident for him because he felt it was a attack by "trolls" on his character and career. However TMZ reports he made homophobic comments years after that. "It wasn't a coincidence that the day after I received the job, tweets somehow manifested from 2008", Hart said. Now, Ellen DeGeneres is campaigning to get him back on the stage but not without pushback from the LGBTQ community.

The Academy didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.


The Oscars will air Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8/7c on ABC. "And he should host the Oscars'". This wasn't a coincidence. "No, it's done. It's done", Hart said. I don't joke like that any more.

BuzzFeed film reporter Adam Vary searched Hart's entire Twitter feed for gay slang and re-posted several of the comedian's past comments online December 5.

"There is no flawless bone in my body". I'm sorry that I hurt people ... I am evolving and want to continue to do so.

"I had to address it when I did Get Hard promo with Will Ferrell, because of my joke that I had about my son". The actor comedian recently appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show where he said: "Leaving here I promise you I'm evaluating this conversation". I don't want to hear a hostile retelling of how we didn't hear your meager apology the first time. "So why set yourself up for failure?" "We want him to host, '" DeGeneres says she was told about Hart. "You can't let them destroy you and they can't destroy you because you have too much talent. So now I'm kind of upset because these 10 years are just being ignored, they're being brushed past".


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