Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Life&Culture | By Mildred Hamilton

Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting Academy Awards

Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting Academy Awards

The 39-year-old stepped down as Oscars host after his homophobic tweets from eight years ago were unearthed.

"It gets no more energy from me", Hart said.

The comedian initially rejected demands to apologize, insisting he had apologized for the tweets several times before, but later said sorry again after stepping down as Oscars presenter.

"I'm over it. There's no more conversation about it ..."

'I'm done with it, I am over it'.

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"And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son ... that's where the joke starts!"

"I've tweeted it, I've talked about it when I went on Ellen".

I just learned that in the aftermath of that ceremony, 17 Hollywood mainstays including Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, and Billy Wilder wrote an open letter to the producer of the awards calling it an "embarrassment to...the entire motion picture industry". If you don't see that, it's a problem with you. "It's all they ever wanted him to do, and he's doing it in spades". I shouldn't have to prove who I am.what more do you want from me? In that, you go, fuck! Shortly before the 6:00 minute mark, it did become clear that Hart was feeling defensive: "What else do you want?" Right now, from a time perspective, I don't have the time [to return as host]...

Hart and Cranston tried to be as authentic to the characters as they could, the actor said, adding that the film really dives into perceptions, considering the two men come from two very different backgrounds. "I would like to call myself a perfectionist, so if I do something I want to give it my all".

'I'm over that, I'm over the moment, and I'm about today, so if it's accepted, great, if it's not, it's nothing I can control.

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After Philipps said that it would be "super lame" for there to be no host at all, Mandel expressed the issues he has with awards shows in general. If you feed this energy then it's going to grow.

'This year was just a tricky year, so maybe in the future it'll work out'.

Hart was named as host of the 2019 Academy Awards show on December 4th of past year but stepped down amid the controversy of homophobic jokes.

In Instagram posts afterwards, he said he had already addressed the tweets in the past and refused to dive back into the discussion, saying instead that it would only seek to "feed the trolls".

As HuffPost notes, Hart appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show January 4. Hart says he won't be hosting the Academy Awards. "So if people choose to continue to let it grow, then do what you got to do".

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But he also said that, "In the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change". 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.

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