"I'm over it", he said repeatedly to nearly every question on the topic during a sometimes testy interview on ABC's 'Good Morning America'. "I'm over that, I'm over the moment", Hard added saying that he had apologized multiple times roughly 10 years ago when the homophobic comments and jokes first happened.
Then when asked about how he feels, he said, "I'm over it".
He's sorry. I get it. It remains to be seen how that will come together, but Variety says this year's plans include key changes that will require less time from a host anyway, so the absence of one may not be as strongly felt. "There's no more conversation about it". Some things are just left out of your hands, so I'm done with it. "I want everybody to know that I'm done with it". I didn't say these words to people, at the time, this was our dumb asses on Twitter going back and forth with each other.
"No. I'm not hosting the Oscars this year", he said.
"But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".
Hart continued to answer combatively after Strahan asked if he had any "understanding" of how LGBTQ youth could have been affected by his words.
"I shouldn't have to prove who I am", Hart said.
Hart, who is promoting his new film The Upside, said he it would be too late for him to prepare to host the ceremony, which takes place on February 24. I hear everything you're saying, but I want everybody to know I'm done with it.
Producers of the award show reportedly intend to pick a whole cast of A-list stars to introduce and preside over different parts of the ceremony, with none specifically serving as host.
"The Oscars are poised to embark on one of the most radical reinventions in the awards show's long history", reports Variety. "No, they weren't "haters" who came after you".
After a show of support from fellow comedienne Ellen Degeneres, rumors began to circulate if Kevin Hart would set aside his differences with the Academy and host the Oscars anyway. So hold to account, call them out, but you don't want to bully people.