On Wednesday, Hart was adamant with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan that he would no longer be discussing the recent backlash he's received. "There's no more conversation about it ... I'm literally, I'm over that, I'm over the moment".
Quoting the start of one of the controversial jokes from his 2010 stand-up routine during the show, Kevin paraphrased: "I want to say that I have no problem with gay people".
Then when asked about how he feels, he said, "I'm over it".
"I will say this, and I want to make this very clear".
And when Strahan closed the first part of the GMA interview asking if the comedian would reconsider hosting the Oscars, Hart said he was too busy at this point due to filming the Jumanji sequel in February. Though, coincidentally, changes had already been in the works to de-emphasize a single host this year anyway, even before the Academy found itself in this position.
The entire situation has been a little absurd as just hours after being announced as the host, Kevin Hart dropped out of the running. "I might get a lot of blowback for that, but I'm just being honest". "You're not getting me".
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The Academy is pressing forwarded without a host for this year's Oscars.
Hart, pressured by the academy to formally apologize, initially offered a non-apology. On an episode of his SiriusXM radio show that aired Monday night, he apologized "once again" for "remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community".
"If you didn't [hear the apology]".
Now, the Oscars will go host-less - something that hasn't occurred since 1989. 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. "I have nothing else to prove or do".
She then doubled down on defending Hart, calling those who criticized his behavior "haters" when she stated in part, "As a gay person, I am sensitive to all of that".
Hart eventually gave a definitive answer about whether he'll host the 2019 Oscars.
She implied they wanted Hart back, no matter what.