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Kevin Hart Backs Out of Hosting Oscars and Leaves The Awards Ceremony Rattled

Days after Kevin Hart landed a massive gig, as host of the 91st Academy Awards, he announced his withdrawal from the event, saying he’s “over it.”

Backout from hosting Oscars

Last month, Kevin Hart was offered a gig hosting the 91st Academy Awards, aka Oscars. Within 48 hours, the much-beloved funny man stepped down from the role, following widespread criticism on social media resurfacing his comments against the LGBTQ community on Twitter and in a stand-up comedy show earlier this decade.

Kevin Hart reconsidered hosting the awards after The Ellen Show

It took an hour-long interview with the iconic Ellen DeGeneres for Hart to reconsider his decision. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reached out to DeGeneres, asking her to to offer him the role. During the show, the 60-year-old host said she was told, “We want him to host, we feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong, or maybe we said the wrong thing,” In response, Hart said, “Leaving here I promise you I’m evaluating this conversation.”  

Backout announced

It appears the 91st Academy Awards might not have a host this year after Kevin Hart addressed his backout from role again this week. In an interview with Good Morning America, the comedian said, “There’s no more conversation about it. I’m over that, I’m over the moment. I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am … I’m just done. If you didn’t [hear the apology], then I don’t know what you’re looking for.”