Ellen DeGeneres slammed for defending Kevin Hart’s homophobic tweets

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Kevin Hart seems unsure about whether or not he'd retake the Oscars hosting job if offered to him a second time following the controversy in December.

In the Variety interview, Hart further spoke to the resulting scandal itself, which dates back to old homophobic tweets that resulted in him stepping down from the hosting gig. I had to address those tweets in 2012 in a very, very heavy junket where I was asked questions about homophobia based on those tweets, and I had to address it and apologize and say I understand what those words do and how they hurt.

But DeGeneres urged him to host the show during an interview that aired Friday on her talk show. I don't want you to have to wait, so now it's gonna air tomorrow.

The 39-year-old comedian opened up about stepping down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets of his were brought to light again - and people called for him to apologize and no longer host the show.

In the clips, Hart said he recognized that his comments on Twitter were risky and said he had apologized and grown in the 10 years since he made them. No replacement host has been announced since Hart stepped down.

"That's an attack to end me", he said. When he received the ultimatum from the Academy to either apologize or step down as host, he said it was like a dark cloud had descended over everything. She can not forgive Hart for what he has said, because she was no affected by it in the same way. "We want him to host ... whatever we can do, we would be thrilled, and he should host the Oscars", she said, recalling the conversation. I thought it was an awesome thing. Leaving here, I'm promising you I'm evaluating this conversation ... "A lot of times, when you speak when you're a Latina, when you're this, when you're that, people get mad because they think you're representing [that community]", Ana Navarro said on "The View".

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Adding that she's never one to buy into "mob mentalities" herself, McCain said that, for her, "Kevin Hart's apology hasn't really come up to snuff yet".

While it's unclear if Hart will return as Oscars host, he did promise that he would make it onto the famous stage. You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologized again right now. "I think if you want to make it a teachable moment, go out there and make it a teachable moment".

Kevin Hart attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on 20 August 2018 in New York City. "What you do when you move forward is become better".

DeGeneres also took to Twitter to back the comedian.

With just 51 days left to go before the 91st annual Academy Awards and still no one on board to host, the nation is in the grip of paralyzing anxiety. "I hope we can meet again".