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EntertainmentKevin Hart 'evaluating' his decision to step down as Oscars host as Ellen DeGeneres voices support

16:55  04 january  2019
16:55  04 january  2019 Source:   ew.com

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In remarkable interview with Ellen DeGeneres , comic says he is rethinking decision to step down after homophobic tweets came to light.

Days after it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the 2019 Academy Awards, backlash over some of his past comments prompted him to respond to Fans of Mr. Hart had lauded the decision to have the celebrity comedian host the Oscars next year. The annual ceremony has been struggling

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Kevin Hart may be having a change of heart after announcing he was stepping down from hosting the 2019 Academy Awards in the wake of controversy over homophobic and transphobic comments he made in old tweets.

This new development comes after Hart taped an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, which will air Friday.

“I really want you to host the Oscars,” DeGeneres, a former Oscars host herself, says in a preview clip from her show. The talk show host goes on to reveal she personally called the Academy to let them know she would support reinstating Hart as the host.

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Kevin Hart is stepping down as Oscars host just two days after the Academy announced he would take on the high-profile gig. "You @ KevinHart 4real are NOT FIT a model, or representative to Host for the @TheAcademy which CELEBRATES & WELCOMES talent of all genders, sexualities

Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony following an outcry over perceived homophobic comments and tweets from the comedian. On Friday Hart posted an apology to the LGBTQ community on Twitter for his past “insensitive words” and confirmed he would

Kevin Hart 'evaluating' his decision to step down as Oscars host as Ellen DeGeneres voices support© Provided by TIME Inc. Kevin Hart 'evaluating' his decision to step down as Oscars host as Ellen DeGeneres voices support “They were like, ‘Oh my God. we want him to host. We feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong or maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host,'” DeGeneres tells Hart and the audience of her conversation. Later she comes back from commercial break introducing her guest as “this year’s Oscars host, Kevin Hart.”

“I think you have said a lot of amazing things. You’ve put a lot of things on my mind,” Hart tells DeGeneres during his hour-long interview. “I’m promising you I’m evaluating this conversation…Let me assess, just to sit in the space and really think. And you and I will talk before anything else.”

Kevin Hart Rules Out Hosting Oscars: 'I'm Over It'.
Kevin Hart officially ended discussion about him hosting the 2019 Academy Awards on Wednesday, telling "Good Morning America" that he was "over" the negative attention surrounding his old homophobic tweets and wanted to move on. "There is no ending to it. If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow. You're not getting no more of my energy from it. I'm not giving no more, because it's endless," Hart told host Michael Strahan. "I want

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