Again, Kevin Hart Makes It Clear: ‘I’m Not Hosting the Oscars This Year’

Kevin Hart is putting all the talk to rest. 

The actor has officially declared he won’t be hosting the Oscars, again, following Ellen DeGeneres’s campaign for him to do so after he’d previously stepped down from the event while apologizing for past homophobic tweets.

“No,” he told Good Morning America. “I’m not hosting the Oscars this year… It’s hard to predict what can happen.”  

He continued. “I don’t want people to think there’s a thing between me and the Academy, because there isn’t. The Academy, they’re amazing people, the offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn’t work out the way that it should’ve. Right now, from a time perspective, I don’t have the time [to return as host]… It’s not going to happen. In the future, if it does, it does.”

When asked how he’d respond to those still taking issue with the way he half-assed apologized for his homophobic tweets, he replied: “I say I’m done with it. It gets no more energy from me.” 

“That’s why I said, for the last time, I’m addressing this. There’s no more conversation about it. I’m over that, I’m over the moment, and I’m about today. So if it’s accepted, great, but if it’s not, it’s nothing I can control. Some things are out of your hards. So I’m done with it. I’m over it. That’s where I personally am.”

“I’m not saying how I’ve changed anymore,” he continued. “I’m not saying what I’ve done, and what the new me is. I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am. I’ve done it. I’ve done it several times, I’ve tweeted it, I’ve talked about it when I went on Ellen, I said it on my radio show, I’m just done. So you have to come to a point where you know that you’ve given all that you possibly can. And if that’s received, then great, then it means we’ve achieved something. If it’s not, there’s nothing I can do.”

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