Ellen DeGeneres slammed for defending Kevin Hart’s homophobic tweets

Ellen DeGeneres slammed for defending Kevin Hart’s homophobic tweets

Kevin Hart was all set to host the 2019 Academy Awards, until he "made the choice" to unceremoniously step down after some past anti-gay tweets surfaced. So I called them and said 'Kevin's on. In the Ellen clip on Friday, Hart apologized for the tweets once again, though he said said he felt the dug up tweets were "a malicious attack on my character... an attack to end me". I don't wanna have to have this conversation anymore because I know who I am.

"Recalling what the Academy told her, she said: "We want him to host, whatever we can do, we'd be thrilled", DeGeneres said The Academy told her". I've yet to go back to that version of the immature version of the comedian that once was. Many are unhappy that she chose to characterize those who brought up concerns at Hart's hiring as simply "haters", letting him off the hook for true self-reflection. DeGeneres is not a member of the Black LGBTQ community.

Kevin Hart seemed like a sure thing - until he wasn't, after past homophobic tweets resurfaced and he didn't apologize.

He added: "Either my apology is accepted or it isn't".

- Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019In this conversation, @KevinHart4real was authentic and real, and I'm in his corner.

"I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many unbelievable talented artists". I don't wanna step on that stage and make that night about me and my past when you've got people that have worked hard to step on that stage for the first time and receive an award. Maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host.

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Ellen said the group admitted to possibly mishandling Hart's departure. "I've done it. I'm not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I've moved on, and I'm in a completely different space in my life".

While Hart originally refused to again show remorse for the 2009 - 2011 tweets, he eventually sent out new tweets to offer atonement.

"I think he needs to come out and say I was wrong, that was ignorant, we have people that are killing themselves and committing suicide", she continued.

"This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many awesome talented artists". You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now.

"You can't grow as a person without mistakes". "I think Ellen DeGeneres wants to see Kevin Hart host the Oscars".

DeGeneres, who came out as gay in 1997, defended Hart by saying, "As a gay person..."

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