Los Angeles (TAC) - After appearing on Ellen Degeneres' talk show, Kevin Hart is reconsidering his decision to step down from his hosting duties for the Oscars.
Hart told Degeneres that he's apologized over and over again about his homophobic jokes, he's changed his mindset, he doesn't joke like that anymore and that he's grown as a man. Hart also said that he stepped down because all of the backlash was causing a dark cloud over the ceremony. Degeneres is one of Hart's ardent supporters, believed him and made a call to the Academy asking them to allow him to host the show, and she claims that they also want him to host.
Hart said the conversation with DeGeneres was one “I needed to have.” He wouldn't say what his decision would ultimately be about coming back to host the Oscars...“I’m glad that I had it here,(on her show) and I’m glad that it was as authentic and real as I could have hoped that it would be,” he said. “So, let me assess, just to sit in this space and really think, and you and I will talk before anything else.” No other host has been named by the Academy.
But not everyone is buying his conciliatory attitude, and many on Twitter are voicing their displeasure about Hart's possible reinstatement.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 and will air live on ABC. Check your local listings. #KevinHart #EllenDegeneres #Oscars
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