Ellen DeGeneres Makes Pitch for Kevin Hart to Reconsider Hosting Oscars

Kevin Hart on Thursday

Kevin Hart was all set to host the 2019 Academy Awards, until he "made the choice" to unceremoniously step down after some past anti-gay tweets surfaced.

Ellen DeGeneres is facing criticism after clips of her upcoming interview with Kevin Hart surfaced on social media, apparently showing her support for the actor. I said, 'Kevin's on, I have no idea if he wants to come back and host, but what are your thoughts?' And they were like, 'Oh my God, we want him to host. "I think the night will be about you, and it should be about you, and you should host the Oscars, and I'm going to talk you into it".

While Hart originally refused to again show remorse for the 2009 - 2011 tweets, he eventually sent out new tweets to offer atonement.

In December, Hart said he was stepping down from hosting the Oscars and wanted to "sincerely apologize to the LGBT community for my insensitive words from my past". "This was to damage the lives that have been invested in me". I don't joke like that any more. "Because that was wrong". "We want him to host.whatever we can do, we would be thrilled, and he should host the Oscars", she said, the Washington Examiner reported. I believe in second chances. Now all of a sudden it's a little darker because the conversation isn't about me hosting the Oscars, the conversation is about Kevin Hart's tweets 10 years ago and homophobia.

Because of those things, some fans believe that Ellen could help Hart with the controversy in two ways: For one, she might be giving him the platform he needs to address it, which he should be comfortable with since they're both comedians.

The Academy has not named a replacement host for its February 24 awards show.

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He added, "On my side, I say openly I'm wrong for my past words".

The host told Hart not to listen to the "haters out there". Not "I'm sorry people are so sensitive".

"You have grown, you have apologised, you are apologising again right now".

"What we're going to get to see on stage with you hosting the Oscars is sophistication, class, hilarity and you growing as a person", Ellen told Hart.

After people were upset that the comedian suspiciously sounded like Mike Pence, the Academy gave him an ultimatum: Apologize or quit.

Hart described having to address the tweets at press events over the years, including as recently as 2015 while promoting the film Get Hard with Will Ferrell. I know where our relationship stands. "I want to be done with this conversation". And DeGeneres dismissing the real concerns of LGBTQ people as online trolls, then forgiving him on behalf of people she doesn't speak for is a wild swerve out of her lane.

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