Kevin Hart is rethinking hosting the Oscars after talk with Ellen DeGeneres

05 January, 2019, 03:51 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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"We feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong or maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host, '" DeGeneres told Hart and the audience of her conversation.

Hart previously insisted that his refusal to apologize for the tweets - reportedly an initial requirement from the Academy if he wanted to keep his job - was due to the fact that he had already done so years prior.

"Ellen did, in fact, call the Academy about reinstating Hart", the insider confirmed.

The full interview will on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this afternoon.

"It's 10 years old".

"Comedians are some of the biggest risk-takers", Hart said.

Hart made the comments in old tweets.

"I'm sorry that I hurt people".

He announced last month he was stepping down from the position and issued an apology to the LGBTQ community for his "insensitive words" from the past.


"I know you are not that guy because I know you", she said. You've done it. Don't let those people win.

"I was given an ultimatum: 'Kevin apologize, or we'll have to find another host.' When I was given that ultimatum, this was now becoming a cloud".

DeGeneres used the hashtag #OscarsNeedHart while promoting the coming interview, implying that the Oscars needed Hart to return to his hosting duties.

Joy Behar pointed out that Ellen is "one of the few comedians that never gets into trouble", before explaining how DeGeneres' support of Hart on her show today came with some major blowback.

"Now all of a sudden it's a little darker", he continues, "because the conversation isn't about me hosting the Oscars, the conversation is about Kevin Hart's tweets from ten years ago and homophobia". Many are unhappy that she chose to characterize those who brought up concerns at Hart's hiring as simply "haters", letting him off the hook for true self-reflection. "We are a huge group of people who love you and wanna see you host the Oscars". Whatever is going on in the internet, don't pay attention to them.

"This whole ellen/kevin hart thing is a flawless example of how privilege and constant praise distorts a person's reality so much that they perceive any criticism, however valid, to be an attack on their entire livelihood", added another. To go through 40,000 tweets to get back to 2008 - that's an attack.

Hart stepped down from the Oscars hosting gig following outcry over anti-LGBT tweets that were resurfaced following his announcement as host. "If he was asked back as host it would be because he has now done so".

DeRay McKesson, the civil rights activist and Black Lives Matter supporter, tweeted: "I expected Ellen to actually ask Kevin Hart some sort of challenging question".

- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019In this conversation, @KevinHart4real was authentic and real, and I'm in his corner. My favorite ceremonies in recent memory were the ones hosted by Hugh Jackman and Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin because they celebrated the art of moviemaking in grand fashion.

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