Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kevin Hart says ‘I’m over it’ and won’t host the Oscars

Kevin Hart says ‘I’m over it’ and won’t host the Oscars

After tweeting an apology in December, the comedian offered another mea culpa on Monday's Straight From The Hart.

The actor explained: "It gets no more energy from me".

During an interview on US TV programme Good Morning America, Hart said he is "over it" when probed on the subject. Oscars ceremonies in the 1970s and 1980s frequently featured a rotating cast of hosts: in 1973, Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston and Rock Hudson all hosted the show, and in 1986, the show was hosted by Alan Alda, Jane Fonda and Robin Williams.

"No", he said. "I'm not hosting the Oscars this year".

By Friday afternoon, Hart had told Variety that it wasn't going to happen. "And I don't want people to think that there's a thing between me and the Academy, because there isn't".

The debacle on the Academy's hands is one entirely of their own making, shot through by their sycophantic love affair with all things left-of-center and politically correct. "In the future, if it does, it does".

Kevin Hart will not reverse his decision and return as host of the 2019 Academy Awards.

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"I say I'm done with it. I can't do that right now", Hart continued.

Hart refused to apologise, saying he "chose to pass" as he has "addressed this several times before".

The 39-year-old Hart repeatedly reiterated to Strahan on Wednesday that he is "over" talking about his old tweets and said there would be "no more conversation about it". "I'm over that, I'm over the moment". I'm about today. If [my apology is] accepted today, great. So I'm done with it. "I'm over it. That's where I'm personally at". "I'm not saying what I've done, and what the new me is".

He told "GMA" he's not giving any more explanations. "No, they weren't "haters" who came after you". "If it's not, there's nothing I can do".

Then last week, he spoke to Ellen DeGeneres in his first interview since stepping down, and she asked him to reconsider hosting the awards show. Let the Hart controversy fade, and let the Oscars, which have been suffering in the ratings along with all the other awards shows, try something different.

"I feel like if you're not homophobic anymore, you shouldn't mind apologizing for your past homophobia again", one Twitter user wrote. This is wrong now. The Academy took a suspiciously long time selecting a host.

She implied they wanted Hart back, no matter what. Hart, however, refused to apologise for his past comments and quit the award show. He's one of the best actors to ever do it and this meme nearly took him out.

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