Kevin Hart is 'over' apologizing for homophobic tweets, Oscars controversy
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jan 10, 2019,
Jan 10, 2019, 0:58
The comedian appeared on Good Morning America where he repeatedly said he would no longer "give energy" to the controversy which led to him stepping down as the host of next month's 91st Academy Awards.
From there Hart spoke about his upcoming schedule, and how he wouldn't be able to dedicate himself fully to the award show that he's now moved on from. The openly gay CNN Tonight host covered that conversation and Hart's latest statements.
'I'm over that, I'm over the moment, and I'm about today, so if it's accepted, great, if it's not, it's nothing I can control.
"I'm not saying how I've changed anymore, I'm giving no more explanation of who I am, I've done it". He adds: "I'm riding with you guys". "I'm a good person, I love to love, if you don't see that then it's a problem with you".
He added: "I am not hosting the Oscars this year". But once they did, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have botched the response, yielding a how-not-to class in public relations and stewardship of the entertainment industry's most prestigious award.
Some on social media took offense with DeGeneres supporting Hart and the interview. "It gets no more energy from me", Hart said. I'll be watching regardless, because unlike the Golden Globes (which are a joke voted on by only 90 worldwide journalists), at least the Oscars paints a better picture of what the actual people working in Hollywood think about the year in movies.
Hart said the script was "amazing" and that he took on this more serious role as a "challenge", to show his fans there was a different side to him. "You're talking about two weeks that I would really have to prepare", he said.
Later, he appeared on Ellen where both he and she called for viewers to embrace growth and change.
"So then we say, 'Hey, man, as a group, let's erase this shit, '" he continued. Instead, all of them will likely stand humiliated when the Nielsen numbers the following Monday reveal the show managed to outdo last year's record as being one of the lowest-rated Oscars ever.
"If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that's the fight".