Ellen DeGeneres is trying to convince Kevin Hart to host the Oscars in spite of what's gone on 9 months ago

Ellen DeGeneres is trying to convince Kevin Hart to host the Oscars in spite of what's gone on

The TV host contacted the Academy, asking for Kevin Hart to be reinstated as host for the 2019 awards.

Early last month we were all in shock following the sudden announcement from Kevin Hart that he would no longer be hosting this year's Oscars.

It came just two days after Kevin revealed he had bagged his dream gig and took to Instagram to tell his followers that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave him an ultimatum: choose between apologising for homophobic tweets he made in the past or losing the job.

The Night School actor said that the tweets were from nearly a decade ago and that he would not be apologising for them.

 

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He recently appeared on Ellen to further explain his viewpoint and stressed that the tweets were from so long ago and he has already apologised for them.

He said:

"I know I don't have a homophobic bone in my body."

"I know that within my apologies, I've taken ten years to put my apology to work. I've yet to go back to that version of the immature comedian I once was."

 

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The actor continued that he felt like the re-surfacing of those tweets from 2008 was a personal attack on him.

Throughout the interview, Ellen displayed her support for him saying that she had gotten in contact with the Academy who would love to have him back.

When Kevin seemed reluctant Ellen put it to him that perhaps the trolls who are not willing to let Kevin grow and move past his mistakes will win if he doesn't host the Oscars.

 

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While Kevin did not give a definitive answer on the show he did say that he will evaluate the conversation they had.

It is yet to be confirmed who will host the 91st Academy Awards which are set to take place next month.