Kevin Hart Emphatically Says He Won’t Host the Oscars

Kevin Hart


"... I'm now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say, 'That shit hurt because of what I've been through'".

Speaking with Strahan Wednesday about potentially hosting the Oscars in the future, Hart said, "if it does [happen], it does, but it's not the conversation of today". "I'm over that, I'm over the moment". This time he did it in the third person.

"I will say this, and I want to make this very clear", he said. "We thought it was OK to talk like that, because that's how we talked to one another. Whatever. However, you want to feel", he stated. "But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".

"I'm over it", he said repeatedly to nearly every question on the topic during a sometimes testy interview on ABC's 'Good Morning America'. "I understand you", he said. In one tweet, he said he would hurt his son if he turned out to be gay: "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice stop that's gay".

The comedian says he wants to join the fight for equality, but encourages LGBTQ listeners to recognize when someone owns up to their mistakes and wants to grow from them.

Hart has also said he previously addressed the controversial tweets and stand-up routines, but outlets including CNN and New York Magazine's Vulture could find evidence of an apology until after Hart made a decision to step down.

The 39-year-old comedian's past homophobic jokes and tweets were drawn back into the spotlight last month after he was named this year's Oscars emcee. "Where does the equality part come in?"

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"I shouldn't have to prove who I am", Hart said Wednesday.

On Friday, Jan. 4, he went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to address the tweets further and also discuss dropping out of hosting the Oscars due to the controversy.

Hart's "GMA" interview Wednesday capped off a roller coaster few weeks, which date back to when he was announced as the host for the Oscars on December 4. She says its reps instantly replied that they still wanted the funnyman to be the night's MC.

"You're not getting no more of my energy from it", he added. "We don't post this s**t on social media'".

The speculation came weeks after he stepped down from the event while also apologizing for past homophobic tweets.

Hart later came to her defense, saying: 'When did we get to the point where we forgot that we all learn, then we all have the ability to grow and with that growth comes a wealth of knowledge.

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