It’s confirmed that Kevin Hart will finally not host the 91st Academy Awards according to certain reports.
The reports says, Hart felt his presence as host would be a distraction, taking the spotlight off those being honoured, and would have had too little time to prepare had he returned.
Hart initially stepped down as the Academy host this year post people trolling him of past jokes he made on the homosexual group.
It did not go down too well with the actor/comedian who decided to voluntarily step down to hosting the Awards ceremony.
Recently, Hart made an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, where the Ellen pleaded and tried to convince Hart into saying a yes to hosting the upcoming Oscars show.
Hart has all because Ellen is trying to convince him, he’ll consider about taking up the role.
While on show Hart said, he’s grown past his old thoughts about the gay society and he’s sorry for even having anything slightly negative to say about them.
He had in fact earlier also tweeted apology tweets post the Oscars hosting row.
Post the show, however several criticized Hart including CNN news anchor Don Lemon.
In a segment on Friday night, Lemon rebuked Hart’s desire to put his past remarks behind him without taking much action.
“Many of us really need to keep the conversation going. It’s life or death,” Lemon said.
“And someone like Kevin Hart, with one of the biggest megaphones in the world, can be a leader. The ultimate change agent. He can help change homophobia in the black community.”
Lemon highlighted a particularly disturbing old tweet of Hart’s in which he said he would break a dollhouse over his son’s head if he tried to play with it.
“That was a joke to Kevin. But the truth is, that is a reality to many little boys in the United States,” Lemon said.
“Those views of the LGBT people within the black community have consequences.”
Lemon pointed out that 44% of homeless gay youth are Black and 62% of homeless transgender youth are Black, which, considering that Black people only make up 12% of the U.S. population, is a “huge” number.
“Those kids were likely kicked out of their homes, or had to run away, because of who they are and because of how their community treats them,” he said.
Lemon also called DeGeneres a “trailblazer and respected leader in the LGBT community,” but criticized her decision to use her show to try and absolve Hart.
Kevin Hart has posted an apparent response on Instagram to CNN anchor Don Lemon’s criticism of Hart’s Ellen interview.
In a screenshot of text, Hart referenced “a news anchor or journalist” as well as basketball players, architects, CEOs, firemen and doctors, and focused on learning and growth.
“When did we get to the point where we forgot that we all learn, then we all have the ability to grow and with that growth comes a wealth of knowledge. You can’t change without a understanding of what GROWTH means,” Hart captioned the post. “…..Please grasp this and use it in 2019.”
"Apologizing and moving on does not make the world a better place for people who are gay or people who are transgender, being an ally does," says CNN's @DonLemon, reacting to the Oscars' openness to Kevin Hart's return https://t.co/ITGU3Uj2ez pic.twitter.com/4u48sfBF0U— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) January 5, 2019
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When did we get to the point where we forgot that we all learn, then we all have the ability to grow and with that growth comes a wealth of knowledge. You can’t change without a understanding of what GROWTH means. #Message #LiveLoveLaugh #HappySaturday …..Please grasp this and use it in 2019