Ellen DeGeneres wants Kevin Hart to host Oscars despite homophobic comments

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I was going to ignore it because this stuff is 10 years old. I know that I've addressed it, I know that I've apologized.

DeGeneres urged the Get Hard actor to "not pay attention" to the "haters on the internet". "Somehow I'll get to the stage but it's not going to be in this way because it just comes with such a weird cloud at this point". It's all over the place. Everyone took those headlines and started to run with it.

"Now, the slander on my name is all homophobia", he said. I've yet to go back to that version of the immature version of the comedian that once was. I'm a guy that understands now.

"I know who I am".

Others dissected the entire controversy, arguing that Hart was homophobic for making jokes against gay people.

On Twitter, Hart apologised to the LGBTQ community for what he called "my insensitive words from my past". "I don't do that anymore".

Hart, who is African-American, would have been one of just a handful of black Oscar hosts over the past 90 years. "I don't do that".

He added that he doesn't have a homophobic bone in his body, before Ellen continued to encourage him to resume his duties as the Oscars' host.

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So don't expect too much politics and Trump, they said, but more of a night to highlight great work in Hollywood. This year's Oscars will take place on 24 February, with both nominations and a host yet to be announced.

While Cannon says he hasn't "had any real conversations" with the women he called out, he's "looking forward to them". Is that how it works now in Hollywood - you have a career in comedy, where you sometimes offend people, and you have a "right" to host the industry's most prominent awards show? That's my reason for doing it. Now all of a sudden it's a little darker, because the conversation isn't about positives.

Hart said the conversation made him reevaluate his position. "Make sure you tune in!" "The moment came and it was a blessing and I was excited at the opportunity and I still am. That's how I see it". "I've said who I am now versus who I was then". Not "I'm sorry people are so sensitive". And you know what?

After people were upset that the comedian suspiciously sounded like Mike Pence, the Academy gave him an ultimatum: Apologize or quit. There is no flawless bone in my body. "I don't want you to have to wait, so now it's gonna air tomorrow".

Hart explained on Instagram that he told the Academy he refused to apologize: "I've moved on..."

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kevin Hart, who stepped down as host of the Oscars following criticism over past anti-gay tweets, said he is evaluating his decision after popular comedian Ellen DeGeneres revealed she supported him in the role. "And they were like, 'Oh my God, we want him to host!"

"What we're going to get to see onstage with you hosting the Oscars is sophistication, class, hilarity, and you growing as a person", DeGeneres said.

In a Friday rant, Schneider, 55, defended his peers, tweeting "comics are the ones who are supposed to say the frightful things we all think but don't". "You can't let them destroy you, and they can't destroy you, because you have too much talent".