Published: Sat, January 05, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Kevin Hart 'still being considered as Oscars host'

Kevin Hart 'still being considered as Oscars host'

During his interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hart told DeGeneres, "I have made several mistakes, and I embrace them all". The actor comedian recently appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show where he said: "Leaving here I promise you I'm evaluating this conversation".

"Because I saw it like that, I said I would much rather step down and apologize again, while stepping down". I've yet to go back to that version of the immature comedian that once was. 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.

Ellen would add that she is in Kevin Hart's corner. He later apologized to the LGBTQ community and voluntarily stepped down as host.

Viewers took to social media, writing things like, "Ellen giving homophobes the ability to say "but Ellen said it's OK" is a massive f**king betrayal", "Hi Ellen".

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

The Oscars 2019 have become controversial even before awards night or big nominee announcements this time as its earlier announced host Kevin Hart reveals he is still mulling over his decision to step down from the Mcing duties. "I don't want you to have to wait, so now it's gonna air tomorrow", Ellen announced in a series of tweets Thursday. "But this? This ain't it", and "Imagine having the clout that Ellen DeGeneres has and wasting it on Kevin Hart instead of say, a queer comedian and/or a woman of color". We feel like maybe he was misunderstood or it was handled wrong or we said the wrong thing. "Whatever we can do we would be thrilled, '" she told Mr. Hart. I have nothing against gay people. Many felt that he should've continued to host the Oscars while others believed that he shouldn't have been offered the position in the first place. "Let me assess, just sit in the space and really think". "If people are going to evolve, what's the point of evolving if you're not going to move on?"

And while Hart and DeGeneres' heart-to-heart seemed to be okay for a few minutes, shocked viewers soon started to react - and not in a good way.

McCain closed the conversation by saying that she's "not against" Hart still hosting, but hopes that if he does, he "comes out and says, 'Learn from your mistakes, grow.'" She added, "if he comes out vociferously apologizing then everybody deserves a second chance". The host of the Oscars had made anti-gay jokes, and LGBT people who love the Oscars were legitimately startled to see just how harsh his words were.

The news wasn't given 24 hours before it was met with controversy when internet trolls drudged up tweets from ten years ago where Kevin Hart, admittingly, negatively spoke about not wanting his son to be gay.

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