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02:40  10 december  2018
02:40  10 december  2018 Source:   billboard.com

Kevin Hart in Consideration to Host 2019 Academy Awards

Kevin Hart in Consideration to Host 2019 Academy Awards Kevin Hart is reportedly under consideration to host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The Academy has yet to name a host for the awards show, despite the fact the show is set to air on ABC on Feb. 24. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the past two years, but previously said he will not be returning for a third year. Hart has previously expressed his desire to emcee the major TV event, revealing as much in a Variety cover story last year. “It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career,” Hart told Variety. “It would be great to say I had that moment.

Saturday Night Live addressed the recent controversy surrounding Kevin Hart ’s short-lived role as Oscars host during its Weekend Update segment on Saturday (Dec. Che went on to defend Hart , saying “Didn’t the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?” he asked, referencing

Michael Che Ribs Academy Over Kevin Hart Controversy on ‘ SNL ’. Kevin Hart may have alienated some in Hollywood over his recently resurfaced homophobic tweets, but that didn’t stop “Weekend Update” co-host Michael Che from cracking some jokes in support of Hart on Dec.

Michael Che Defends Kevin Hart on 'SNL': Watch© Mike Coppola/Getty Images Kevin Hart in 2016

Saturday Night Live addressed the recent controversy surrounding Kevin Hart’s short-lived role as Oscars host during its Weekend Update segment on Saturday (Dec. 8).

“Well, that was short,” Weekend Update host Michael Che said of Hart stepping down as host after tweets from the comic with homophobic slurs in them were resurfaced.

Che went on to defend Hart, saying “Didn’t the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?” he asked, referencing controversial racist statements the director made a few years ago. “Also, if Kevin Hart isn’t clean enough to host the Oscars then no black comic is. The only black comic I know that’s cleaner than Kevin Hart is booked for the next 3-10 years,” Che said as a picture of Bill Cosby was shown.

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host Kevin Hart has been widely criticized for his history of jokes that use "gay" and "f--" as insults. Many of his other homophobic tweets remain online. In a 2015 interview, Hart suggested he would "never apologize" for his anti-gay jokes. Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets have been deleted after the comedian-actor was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscar ceremony on Wednesday. © The Associated Press Kevin Hart Hart was widely criticized this week after a Hollywood Reporter column floated him as a contender to host the Academy Awards ceremony, which will broadcast on February 24 on ABC.

Che went on to defend Hart , saying, "Didn't the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?", referencing racist statements the director made a few years ago. "Also, if Kevin Hart isn't clean enough to host the Oscars, then no black comic is. The only black comic I know that's cleaner than

Che went on to defend Hart , saying “Didn’t the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?” he asked, referencing controversial racist Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host. Kevin Hart has been widely criticized for his

Che is not the only comedian to defend Hart, as over the weekend Nick Cannon also came to the comic's defense (albeit without naming him directly) by resurfacing old tweets from comedians such as Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler that contained homophobic slurs.

Che's segment on Hart begins at the 35-second mark in the video below.

Kevin Hart Apologizes Again, Defends Past Jokes on SiriusXM Show.
"Uh-oh, you're on that edge," Hart's friends say in the background of the segment as the comedian tries to explain himself.

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