The Golden Globes Tore Apart The Oscars Drama With Kevin Hart

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He responded with a statement saying he would step down because he didn't want to be a distraction, and he apologized to the LGBTQ community.

Hart was announced as the host of the 91st annual Academy Awards Dec. 4, but stepped down following backlash over homophobic tweets from the early 2000s. "Because now we're in a space where I'm around people of the LGBTQ community, and I'm now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say 'That s-- hurt because of what I've been through'".

The comedian wants to make it very clear that is not the type of person he is and wishes he could make things right. And I'm going to say it just in case you guys try to take this sh-t and chop it up, I will rebuttal with this f-ing piece right here.

Kevin Hart has apologised again to the LGBTQ community for his "hurtful" historic tweets, which caused him to step down as host of the 2019 Oscars.

Yet, Lemon did share what Hart said on his Sirius radio show about him.

"I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."
The fight is the will and want for equality. "You can't change without a [sic] understanding of what GROWTH means... Trust me when I tell you that you have to hear this".

He continued, "If you don't want to accept people for their change, then where are you trying to get to the equal part?"

Lemon, who gave a passionate criticism of Hart's comments on "The Ellen Show" during his own show on Friday, said he spoke to Hart for over an hour.

Hart's apology on Monday comes days after comedian Ellen DeGeneres' tried to convince him to agree to host the ceremony during an appearance on her talk show. Call me. Let's talk. She says its reps instantly replied that they still wanted the funnyman to be the night's MC.

Kevin Hart promotes the movie "The Upside" in Hollywood, Oct. 30, 2018. "And I don't see any meaningful outreach to the LGBT community".

Hart was on his "Straight From the Hart" podcast Monday where he got into a deep discussion about his past homophobic jokes and tweets.

There had previously been rumors that the Academy was considering using multiple hosts, with Deadline reporting that this is an option once again, as is using no host at all.

DeGeneres told Hart: "You have grown". "This is a conversation I needed to have, I'm glad that I had it here, and I'm glad that it was as authentic and real as I could have hoped that it would be", he said.

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