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Kevin Hart tells Colbert he's 'done' apologizing

11 January 2019, 08:37 | Regina Holmes

Hart Says Read His Lips “I’m Not Hosting The Oscars This Year”Biz Jones

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The unnamed show insider told Variety the move to use a team of hosts rather than one was made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after Kevin Host stepped down following a resurfaced homophobic tweet from the actor and comedian. Hart says, "I'm just done".

"Don Lemon goes on CNN and goes, 'You can fix this, become an ally.' That's not my, that's not my life dream", Hart said. "The Academy had been considering welcoming Hart back if he had used the opportunity in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres to demonstrate contrition for his anti-gay jokes and recommit to hosting the show", Variety reported today. "If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow". I want everybody to know I'm done with it.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor was named as the host of the Academy Awards in December but he pulled out of the gig days later after receiving backlash over offensive tweets dating back to 2008 and 2009.

The virus of political correctness and woke sermonizing that has wormed its way into the Academy Awards for the past decade has all but turned Hollywood's most prestigious awards show into a level of laughingstock that not even the Golden Globes has stooped to. 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 ...

"It's hard to predict what can happen". So if it's accepted, great, but if it's not, it's nothing I can control. I've addressed it. I've spoken on it. When asked by Colbert if he knew who his replacement would be, Hart said he didn't know because he wasn't "on the email list".

Despite this, Deadline reports Hart also told listeners, "If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that's the fight".

Kevin Hart has confirmed he will not be hosting the Oscars, saying he is "over it".

"They're gonna win if you don't host the Oscars", DeGeneres said, referring to "trolls" online. I've said where the rights and wrongs were.

Shortly after Hart's interview aired, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness seemed to take issue with his remarks. "Nothing like enabling someone to mansplain why they're homophobic past comments paired with defensive irritated half apologies are totally fabulous! Ellen gurl. Not cool".

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