Ellen DeGeneres campaigns for Kevin Hart's reinstatement as Oscars host

05 January, 2019, 06:56 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Kevin Hart ‘evaluating’ returning to host the Oscars after Ellen De Generes sit-down

It was, "Kevin Hart steps down because he refuses to apologize for homophobic tweets.' This was what was said and it was blasted all over the internet, and the word 'again" somehow got lost, which was a major word.

In the interview Hart says that he's previously apologised for the comments, and that's not who he is anymore, but as a result, the backlash against him took the shine off the Oscars job. It is airing in the USA on Friday on NBC at 15:00 GMT.

Adding that she's never one to buy into "mob mentalities" herself, McCain said that, for her, "Kevin Hart's apology hasn't really come up to snuff yet".

"In this conversation, @KevinHart4real was authentic and real, and I'm in his corner", she said.

Hart stepped down last month, after facing criticism over homophobic tweets from several years ago that resurfaced online.

"I personally thought his apology after ... all this broke was sort of a non-apology apology", Huntsman said.

In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Hart was asked about that joke, which he described as being about his own insecurities, adding that "I wouldn't tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren't as sensitive as they are now". But you can't grow as a person without mistakes.

"This was to destroy me", said Hart.

"I had an incredible and honest conversation with [Kevin Hart] about hosting the Oscars".

"It's 10 years old".

"I know you're not that guy, cause I know you", agreed DeGeneres. Not everyone heard, read, or was aware of Hart's past apology, so for many these old tweets and jokes were brand new.

"You have said a lot of awesome things", he told DeGeneres.

Clips of Hart's interview with DeGeneres were released on Thursday and social media users had mixed feelings about the discussion.

People Magazine reports the Academy is considering asking Hart back following the controversy. We feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong, or maybe we said the wrong thing, but we want him to host. "Comedians are the people that are going to say what you think but never say". "That's not an attack to just stop the Oscars ..." Don't let those people win.

"You have grown. You have apologised".

It said Jon Stewart was announced on 5 January 2006 and Whoopi Goldberg was revealed as host on 7 January 2002.

A number of prominent LGBT+ journalists and figures have slammed DeGeneres for urging Hart to backtrack on his decision to quit the Academy Awards, after he was widely criticised for a series of homophobic tweets he made between 2009 and 2012. She also hoped that if Hart does end up hosting, he uses the situation as a "teaching moment", something Sunny Hostin also agreed with.

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