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

Thursday, 10 Jan, 2019

"I'm over it", Hart said multiple times when asked about his apology or the controversy. I'm literally over that. I'm over that, I'm over the moment, and I'm about today. "If it's not, it's not [something] I can control".

"I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets", Hart explained.

NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting the Academy Awards.

A spokesperson for the Academy did not provide a comment to Variety about the host status of its upcoming show. The openly gay CNN Tonight host covered that conversation and Hart's latest statements. I'm not saying how I've changed anymore, I'm not saying what I've done and what the new me is, I'm not giving no more explanation of who I am. I've done it. I've done it several times ...

There are only six weeks to go so we should be hearing more firm word about the Oscars plans soon, but I actually think a hostless telecast could work well-especially if the producers can nab entertaining talent who may be willing to pop in for a two to three-minute segment as opposed to having to emcee the entire event. "I've done all that I can do".

The comedian added: 'If you didn't [hear the apology], I don't know what you're looking for. You can see that embarrassment on the faces of almost every celebrity who appears in the crowd in that video.

Hart maintained that he's addressed the controversy enough times, including in 2008 and on "Ellen".

After a show of support from fellow comedienne Ellen Degeneres, rumors began to circulate if Kevin Hart would set aside his differences with the Academy and host the Oscars anyway. "I apologize", he said on his show. "It's his choice as an American. then you can feel about it however you want".

Strahan pushed Hart to offer more of a response beyond "I'm over it" and "I'm done with it", but he was met with more of the same. I shouldn't have to prove who I am, I shouldn't have to prove the levels of love that I am capable of giving. You want me to be the face of this community because of this joke? Instead, whatever A-list actors the Academy can arrange will participate throughout the night in "a broadcast that will focus on starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar, one individual involved with the show said".

Hart's apology is what ruffled people's feathers in the first place with many asking if the popular comedian is really honest.

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.