Kevin Hart reconsiders hosting Oscars 2019 after 'incredible, honest' conversation on The Ellen Show
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart, who abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars in December amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets, is re-evaluating if he should take up the job after an “incredible and honest conversation” on The Ellen Show.
Ellen tweeted the news on Thursday as she hoped to convince the comedian to reverse his decision. The talk show host even advanced the episode's airing by three days.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019
I had an incredible and honest conversation with @KevinHart4real about hosting the #Oscars. It was supposed to air on Monday. I don’t want you to have to wait, so now it’s gonna air tomorrow. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019
I stopped by theellenshow to do some promo for my new movie "The Upside" & ended up staying on for the entire hour. Trust me when I tell you that you won't want to miss tomorrows episode.… https://t.co/acZfDxvAVg — Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 4, 2019
Two days after announcing he had landed what he called a dream gig in early December, Hart said that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had told him to choose between apologising for the tweets or losing the job. Hart said the tweets were from nearly a decade ago and that he has matured since then.
On Twitter, Hart apologised to the LGBTQ community for what he called "my insensitive words from my past."
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star was to have hosted the glitzy event after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel held the gig for two consecutive years.
(With inputs from Agence France-Presse)
Updated Date: Jan 04, 2019 16:09:51 IST
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