Ellen DeGeneres wants Kevin Hart to be reinstated as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards amidst controversy surrounding homophobic tweets and jokes he made ten years ago.
Hart appeared on an early showing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to address the issue once more, and the host revealed that she called up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and asked them personally if he could host the Oscars.
In December, just two days after the comedian was awarded the role, he stepped down after anti-LGBT+ tweets from between 2009 and 2011 were unearthed.
He did not initially apologise, he said, because he’d already 'addressed' them twice over the last decade.
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 amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologise to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
I'm sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.
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