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Will Kevin Hart being hosting this year’s Oscars afterall?
The comedian sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on her show to discuss his past offensive comments about the LGBTQ community which surfaced soon after it was announced that he would host the award show.
DeGeneres claims that she heard from the Academy, and the members till want him to host. She stated on message on their behalf.
“We want him to host,” she says. “We feel like maybe he misunderstood, or it was handled wrong, or maybe we said the wrong thing. The Academy is saying, ‘What can we do to make this happen?’”
Hart speaks on the “trolls” that helped surface the old tweets and helped him make the decision to step down from hosting the show.
“That’s an attack on my character,” he said. “That’s an attack to end me. It’s bigger than just the Oscars. It wasn’t a coincidence that the day after I received the job, tweets manifested from 2008.”
He later apologizes again.
“Once again, I’m sorry if these words hurt. I’m sorry. Either my apology is accepted, or it isn’t. You can’t grow as a person unless you experience mistakes.”
Hart then admitted he will reevaluate his decision to not host the Oscars.
“I promise you,” he said. “I’m evaluating the conversation. Let me assess. You and I will talk before anything else. That’s my promise.”
Watch clips from his appearance on The Ellen Show below.