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Kevin Hart Opens Up About Oscars Hosting Controversy with Ellen DeGeneres - Watch Here

Kevin Hart Opens Up About Oscars Hosting Controversy with Ellen DeGeneres - Watch Here

Kevin Hart is ready to tell his side of the story.

On Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 39-year-old comedian will be opening up about stepping down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets of his were brought to light again – and people called for him to apologize and no longer host the show.

Kevin said that when the tweets resurfaced, he decided to ignore them because it’s something he’s apologized for already and he’s no longer that guy.

“It’s 10 years old. This is stuff I’ve addressed and apologized for already,” Kevin shares. “That was a guy that was just looking for laughs and it was stupid and I don’t do that anymore.”

Kevin continues: “I don’t want to step on that stage and make that night about me and my past when you have people that have worked hard and are about to step on the stage for the first time and receive an award. I’m now taking away from all those moments.”

Kevin‘s interview on Ellen airs on Friday, January 4 on NBC.

Watch a clip from the interview below…

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Posted to: 2019 Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart

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  • jac

    All he had to do was apologize again, for the benefit of people that had not heard or seen him do it before, and it would have been fine. But he decided to act like a child, especially with that “I’m a 40 year old man!!” comment, and thus he got punished like children should be when they don’t learn from their mistakes.

  • Lon L

    He apologized already. Why does he have to keep apologizing especially for something 10 years old? If you missed the apology, go back and look for it like you did for the 10 year old tweets He is not hosting the Oscars. So let it go. My problem is that there are other comedians that are unapologetic about jokes made about race/ethnicities, mentally challenged,body shaming, &religions; no one cares? Kevin has already apologized. CJ is still doing the same comedy.