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Kevin Hart Apologizes for His Past Anti-LGBTQ Comments

Kevin Hart Apologizes for His Past Anti-LGBTQ Comments

Kevin Hart has said he is "over" talking about whether or not he will host the Oscars. "It gets no more energy from me", Hart told Michael Strahan on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

"Don Lemon goes on CNN and goes, 'You can fix this, become an ally.' That's not my, that's not my life dream", Hart said.

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Hart, a previous Oscars presenter, stepped down as host of the show on December 6, days after the academy selected him following a prolonged search and declining ratings for the annual broadcast.

"And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son ... that's where the joke starts!" I'm not giving no more because it shows that it's endless, so I'm not shutting down the questions. "Whatever. However, you want to feel", he stated. I'm over the moment. For now, the Academy is scrambling to secure the top talent in the small window of time (six weeks) they have until the show airs on February 24.

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Hart said the script was "amazing" and that he took on this more serious role as a "challenge", to show his fans there was a different side to him. "It gets no more energy from me", Hart said. "This year was just a tricky year, so maybe in the future it will work out".

Moreover, the Academy, according to sources, was furious that DeGeneres, on her show, mischaracterized her phone conversation with an unnamed Academy official whom she contacted to lobby for Hart's reinstatement. She said she'd called the Academy and been told they'd love to have him back, adding that to not take the job would let "the haters win". The announcement immediately sparked backlash and criticism of The Academy's decision after a number of past statements resurfaced in which Hart made controversial anti-gay jokes, including one in which he joked that somebody looked like "a gay bill board for AIDS" and another in which he called someone a "FAT F-".

"The Academy had been considering welcoming Hart back if he had used the opportunity in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres to demonstrate contrition", reports Variety.

But he also said that, "In the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".

'I apologize. I am now moving on from this because I'm just hoping that the apology is accepted'.