Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash For Defending Kevin Hart As Oscars Host

Kevin Hart ‘evaluating’ returning to host the Oscars after Ellen De Generes sit-down

Kevin Hart ‘evaluating’ returning to host the Oscars after Ellen De Generes sit-down

Kevin Hart will be stopping by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", according to reports and it won't be a typical visit.

"I believe in forgiveness".

Hart appeared on the Ellen Show to promote his new movie The Upside.

Meghan McCain says it's Hart's apology that "hasn't really come up to snuff yet". "Whatever we can do we would be thrilled, '" she told Mr. Hart.

In a Friday rant, Schneider, 55, defended his peers, tweeting "comics are the ones who are supposed to say the disgusting things we all think but don't".

"When it happened", he said of his comments resurfacing, "my first thought is, I'm going to ignore it because it's ten years old".

Hart said that he is now "evaluating" the decision to sign back on as host.

"Of course, if Trump had said the homophobic things Kevin Hart tweeted", continued Morgan, "Ellen would have led the furious unforgiving "woke" rage against him". Hart had stepped down from the job days after officially being named as the next host late previous year, as a large number of old, homophobic tweets from his account began recirculating online.

But Degeneres had Hart on her show this week, and the conversation turned serious as they addressed the Oscars ordeal and Hart's homophobic jokes.

In the end, he stood down and later apologized again for his comments - which included saying in 2010 that one of his biggest fears was his son growing up to be gay.

But certain members of the LGBTQ community and its allies feel disappointed that DeGeneres would vie for Hart even in the midst of an apology. "I don't want you to have to wait, so now it's gonna air tomorrow", she tweeted. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past". "You can't let them destroy you and they can't destroy you because you have too much talent". This is a conversation I needed to have, I'm glad that I had it here, and I'm glad that it was as authentic and real as I could have hoped that it would be.

DeGeneres acknowledged that "as a gay person" she had been "sensitive" to Hart's homophobic jokes, but argued that he had "already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how risky those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day", she said.

Hart could theoretically return to the Oscars at any time and told DeGeneres he will "evaluate" their conversation.

The Academy has yet to announce a new host since Hart stepped down from the gig.

But Behar wasn't feeling it, saying she had a whole list of other people who could host the show - people like Adam Sandler, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin - before comparing the situation to Brett Kavanaugh. The Oscars (which don't now have a host) air February 24 on ABC.

But DeGeneres said they will win if he doesn't host the Oscars.

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