Kevin Hart reconsiders hosting Oscars 2019 after 'incredible, honest' conversation on The Ellen Show

FP Staff

Jan 04, 2019 15:25:44 IST

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.

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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