Kevin Hart Won't Host The Oscars And Says He Won't Apologize Again

HDon Lemon right urged Kevin Hart left to be more of an ally to the LGBTQ community

The 39-year-old stepped down as Oscars host after his homophobic tweets from eight years ago were unearthed. However, as pressure built and became more heated, Hart chose to bow out of the Oscars and issued a brief apology "to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past".

Hart apologized again on Monday during his SiriusXM radio show, "Straight From the Hart", reiterating that he was sorry for any hurt he caused the LGBTQ community.

During their interview, she revealed that she had even called the Academy to ask if Hart could still host the show and said she was told he could.

He continued: "I have explained how I've evolved, which makes me say, 'I'm over it.' I'm not saying how I've changed any more".

But he's made it crystal clear this time that he is OVER IT, he will NOT be talking about it, and wants everyone else to let it go too.

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? "This is wrong now".

He says "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 sh*t hurt because of what I've been through'". The tweets and jokes-which had been known for quite some time-gained new visibility in the wake of the hosting announcement, and Hart decided he had already apologized and didn't want to do it again (truly the sign of someone who is genuinely remorseful).

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Susan Collins, R-Maine, who said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should take up funding bills from the Democrat-led House. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the group had a "robust exchange" and "questions were asked and answered".

"The Academy, they're awesome people", he added. "If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow", Hart told Strahan of the "Ellen" backlash.

He added: "I am not hosting the Oscars this year".

"If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that's the fight".

Hart said the script was "amazing" and that he took on this more serious role as a "challenge", to show his fans there was a different side to him. While he told her, at the time, that he would "evaluate" his decision and get back to her, it appears as he's ultimately chose to walk away, for good.

Kevin Hart has appeared to put an end to the rumors circulating over the past week that he would be returning to host the Oscars.

The Academy, which hands out the Oscar awards, has not announced a replacement host. And I'm going to say it just in case you guys try to take this sh*t and chop it up, I will rebuttal with this f*cking piece right here.

As HuffPost notes, Hart appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show January 4.

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