Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is reconsidering his decision to quit hosting the 2019 Academy Awards in February. Hart pulled out in December after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences asked him to apologize for anti-ghey tweets he wrote 10 years ago.

During an appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" taped on Thursday, Hart said he is considering returning to his hosting duties.

Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres

In a since-deleted Instagram post dated 2011, Hart wrote: "Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay.'"

In an Instagram post in December, Hart said he declined the Academy's option to apologize since he had already apologized several times in the past.

Hart told DeGeneres his initial reaction to the backlash was to ignore it.

"I'm a little upset because I know who I am. I know I don't have a homophobic bone in my body," he told DeGeneres. "I know that I've addressed it. I know that I've apologized. I know that within my apologies I've taken 10 years to put my apology to work."

DeGeneres said she called and spoke with Academy bosses to put in a good word for Hart. She said the Academy was open to his return.

"I called the Academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars," she told the comedian. "I was so exited when I heard that they asked you. I thought it was an amazing thing."

Hart told DeGeneres he would evaluate their conversation before he makes a decision.

DeGeneres was criticized on social media on Thursday for defending Hart and telling him she believed he was the victim of a malicious attempt to derail his career.

"You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now. You've done it. Don't let those people win -- host the Oscars."

One Twitter user wrote: "Ellen giving homophobes the ability to say 'but Ellen said it’s okay' is a massive f*cking betrayal."

Another user tweeted, "The only thing @KevinHart4real proved by going on Ellen was that he is a terrible actor with zero genuine remorse who didn’t have the decency to address his ignorance."

In an Instagram post late Thursday, Hart wrote, "This was by far the most raw/honest & authentic interview that I have ever done."

The Ellen DeGeneres Show featuring Hart will air on Friday, Jan. 4.

Photos by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images, Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    This entire situation with Kevin was nothing more than a publicity stunt to drum up ratings for the boring AF Oscars.

  • AmericanDream

    Never understood the hype about this man. His entire comedic shtick seem to be based around jokes he makes about his height . But make that money I guess .

  • Bashi22

    Ellen is gay gate keeper, lol ?

  • Rayne

    They don’t have the calls to ask Katt! That isht would go up in flames ? and I’d watch it...hell even record it ??
    Morning

  • Nikki J

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50d608c59498c23e2bdd9b5ce886d7196fb02f87d99b24905b6b97b32428bf42.gif
    Now that’s an event my adhd a$$ would watch. It would be the best Oscars ever!!!!

  • isaiit

    Zzzzzzzzz

  • FukkFolks2019

    Fukk him Ellen. Hell can YOU host again??? That was the last time I watched too. When yall took that dope ass selfie, and you ordered pizza for the audience bc the show was dragging on and on lmaoooo.

  • FukkFolks2019

    She kinda is. She risked it all to come out. Damn TV show got cxld. People were straight up trash to her. She just wanted to "gay in peace" she said on her new standup lmaooo.

  • PhillyFacts

    Kev doesn't have a backbone.....in other news maybe Sandy was right Toni done pawned that ring honey, MSN is reporting the IRS is after Toni Braxton again...

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    Kevin will be just fine.

    So Sandra.....what did you think of #survivingrkelly? Or is the first rule of #survingrkelly is to not talk about #survivingrkelly? LOL

  • PhillyFacts

    OMG why y'all didn't do a formal announcement here I missed it shucks...How was it?

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    KEVIN HART SHOULD - HOST THE SHOW, GET THAT CHECK, EXIT STAGE LEFT, GO HAVE A NICE DINNER

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I knew it was a lick when she said she packed her engagement ring in her luggage. A five million dollar engagement ring. Not to mention she she flew commercial...I don't blame her though. I believe the woman should be allowed to keep her ring lol. ?????

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    It was one of the most disturbing series I've ever watched. Continues tonight and tomorrow.

  • Blue

    Agreed.

  • mialaoyin

    If Roseanne can be Moniques sister I guess it stands to reason Ellen can be his confidante.

  • Phillybruh

    OMG disturbing is an understatement. I knew he married Aaliyah, I didn't know he had been grooming her since 12 and got her pregnant.

  • PhillyFacts

    Aw...I'm gonna see if I can watch the first part online or something, but I'll definitely be tuning in tonight and tomorrow. Thanks!

  • PhillyFacts

    What ?????????SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.......

  • PhillyFacts

    lol

  • Phillybruh

    The most disturbing thing is all these people around him who knew what he was about and said nothing, one stood by and watched him marry a 15yr who in his words looked scared to death.

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    Also learned that just about every song he ever made was about him and those young black girls. See all his songs in a new light.

  • HotInCleveland

    Thank You, Next. ?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Still not gonna watch it

  • Connie

    Not only stood by, but forged documents to say she was 18!! My mind was blown!

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Renee26

    I think her momma is still denying they had a sexual relationship ?

  • PhillyFacts

    Where were these young girls parents (protectors)??? smdh

  • Trace da Ace

    wait...what channel does this come on????

  • justlooking

    Lifetime

  • justlooking

    Me neither

  • justlooking

    That pizza order was a huge hit

  • Wyteprivilege

    lol! Real talk.

  • Trace da Ace

    ok thank you....I'm gonna watch it tonight!!

  • oshh16

    I missed 1st episode too. Wasn't sure if I wanted to watch but they re-air 1st episode tonight before they air the 2nd.

  • PhillyFacts

    Thanks!

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    Have a drink ready or whatever your choice of chill is. Its a doozy.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Not doing it may save him some embarASSment for he's not funny.

  • Parent

    If she really cared she should boycott the Oscar's in honor of Kev.

  • Parent

    I don't think he got her pregnant. He thought he got her pregnant that's why he married her.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    If he does then his ia a BIGGER DUMMY than I initially thought???

  • SpiceGirl

    In the words of Ellen D...."Be kind to One Another"

  • Jordan’s Memory

    We all know she was 15 when he married her but I think his sick ass was sleeping with here since she was 12 when he met her. I swear I think everybody should be charged from the mother to R. Kelly the road manager EVERYBODY!!!! That girl didn't have much of a choose when your PARENTS leave you in the care of a Pedo. smdh

  • Karen Brady

    Who cares? I'm bored of the whole mess and I don't even watch the Oscars like that.

  • Karen Brady

    Who cares? I'm bored of the whole mess and I don't even watch the Oscars like that.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL.. that it is.. I thought it was going to be some garbage but I'm on board for all six parts.

  • Karen Brady

    She is cuz she's denying the tour bus sex incident.

  • Karen Brady

    That road manager made me sick last night.

  • Karen Brady

    On that azz again.

  • Karen Brady

    I loved tha too!!!!!t..... Brad Pitt was chowing down on that pizza and Angie was looking like she wanted to but didn't indulge. Made me hungry as I can still recall.. lol

  • Karen Brady

    It was so cute and fun!

  • Karen Brady

    lollll

  • Karen Brady

    loll

  • Logan Roberts

    The Oscars & Kevin Hart are both dry and boring, so nobody wins here.

  • Renee26

    SMH

  • grenadiadrian

    Yeah, gon' head and capitulate to keep your status in Hollywood, Kev. Gettin' fitted for a purse and high heels for his opening schtick as we speak.

  • A D N

    When he said, "you're white, you're white" in response to deterring a white man from acting foolishly, I was completely done. Kevin doesn't understand offense because his whole comedic grounding is based off of harshly joking on others. The world is not set up where a dark skin, very short, black man is socially unchallenged constantly, but his type of humor prolongs any solution to discourage that way of thinking.

  • A D N

    When he said, "you're white, you're white" in response to deterring a white man from acting foolishly, I was completely done. Kevin doesn't understand offense because his whole comedic grounding is based off of harshly joking on others. The world is not set up where a dark skin, very short, black man is socially unchallenged constantly, but his type of humor prolongs any solution to discourage that way of thinking.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Don't cave, Kermit!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'm done too. They no longer hold an appeal for me.
    I love movies, but the awards shows are trash.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Truth!

  • TheOwley

    Absolutely on one wants that boring gig. That's why they got Kevin, until they decided to spit on him.

  • Li-Wright

    Kevin don't do it! You don't need it dammit!

  • Li-Wright

    Kevin is signed to do Jumanji 2, he don't need the Oscars.

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • BRuhman_Vista

    Ellen was given orders to "real him in". Money talks, so it won't surprise me if Kev "kisses the ring" and takes the hosting gig after all. ??

  • Boonella

    SIX parts!!!!!! holy crap.

  • Rhondalousey

    Like we know he will, smh. They need to leave well enough alone and ellen need to stay out of it. If they fired him so be it.

  • Rhondalousey

    Who cares about him he need to go away.

  • Khaliah

    Nobody ever came down on him for the horrible things he said about Black women, calling them "broke ass dark hoes." How come no penalty for that?

  • Rita

    I wouldn't...I'll Still Stand My Ground, and If Travis decides to do the Superbowl? Wear ColinKaepernick jersey. Some Blacks in the Industry...Are Not Standing Up for Anything and Falling for Only Money.

  • Rita

    He might Claire...That's Kevin Heartless.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thoughtless. Pointless. Careless.

  • disqus_IyEJdAN9NX

    I like Kevin, his stand up comedy and his movies. He has grown and evolved into a more mature person that is all about developing his brand, so he can support his family. I'm fine with either decision he makes.

  • supastar

    host don't host, I don't watch anyway.