Kevin Hart on Hosting Oscars: 'I Can't Do It This Year'

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The Academy took a suspiciously long time selecting a host.

And now it is claimed that producers will have a list of A-list stars split the presenting duties instead of having a single replacement for Kevin.

He told the chat show host that he would reconsider his decision to back out from the Oscars, and apologised to the LGBT+ community earlier this week.

Last month, the 39-year-old comedian announced he would not be hosting the upcoming Academy Awards after facing controversy over resurfaced tweets from almost a decade ago which contained homophobic remarks and offensive slurs.

Hart lost his Oscars hosting gig after years-old homophobic tweets emerged.

According to sources, Hart hosting the show is "100%" dead. "But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will" (via Us Weekly). Right now, from a time perspective, I don't have the time [to return as host]...

"Stop looking for reasons to be negative... I'm not over delivering and over proving myself, because no matter what you do it may still not be received". I'm not saying how I've changed anymore ... "I'm literally, I'm over that, I'm over the moment". "No desire to. I would never want to do it". I love to love. And within those ups and downs you learn, you educate and you grow and you move forward. "I love to love - if you don't see that, then that means it's a problem with you... Have a lovely day".

Later that day, Hart quit ― and apologized for the homophobic tweets.

Despite talk that Kevin Hart might do the show after Ellen DeGeneres encouraged him to recommit, Hart told "Good Morning America" host Michael Strahan on Wednesday, "I want everybody to know I'm done with it".

"I don't want that". My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart.

"Regardless, Academy, I'm thankful and appreciative of the opportunity".

The debacle continued when Ellen DeGeneres invited the Night School star to do an interview on her talk show. Unfortunately, the interview didn't go as the Academy hoped it would.

"I've said everything I can possibly say and I'm over it". I apologized after that apology. "You're not getting me". "I'm not that guy". We feel like that maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong.

He also said if he had to do things again, he would not have handled it differently. "And he should host the Oscars".

Hart's apology is what ruffled people's feathers in the first place with many asking if the popular comedian is really honest. You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now. You've done it. Don't let those people win.

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