Kevin Hart visited “Good Morning America” on Wednesday and communicated two things regarding his old homophobic tweets: That he’s not going to keep explaining himself, nor will he host the Oscars this year.
Hart has been dealing with the controversy since December, when news of his Oscar hosting gig first surfaced and his 10-year-old tweets made headlines.
But after backlash came and Hart didn’t apologize, saying because he did so in the past, the academy gave him an ultimatum: Either say sorry once more or step away from hosting. He decided to go with latter option.
The comedian then stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and addressed it all again. Plus, he went on his Sirius XM radio program and apologized for the old tweets. But now Hart said he’s no longer speaking about the situation and has moved on completely.
“I’m done with it,” he declared. “It gets no more energy from me. There’s no more conversation about it. I’m literally, I’m over that, I’m over the moment and I’m about today, so if it’s accepted great. If it’s not it’s nothing I can control.”
“I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am,” added Hart. “I’m just done. … If you didn’t [hear the apology], I don’t know what you’re looking for. I’m a good person, I love to love, if you don’t see that then it’s a problem with you. … I shouldn’t have to prove the levels of love I’m giving.”
The conversation later moved on to the Academy Awards and if there was still a chance that Hart would still host it.
“No,” he said emphatically. “I’m not hosting the Oscars this year. [In the future] it’s hard to predict what can happen. I don’t want people to think there’s a thing between me and the academy, because there isn’t. … Right now, from a time perspective, I don’t have the time. You’re talking about two weeks I would really have to prepare. … I like to call myself a perfectionist, so if I do something I like to give it my all.”
You can see the interview below.