Kevin Hart Apologizes Again for Past Gay Jokes

Brenda Watkins
January 9, 2019

In one of his 10-year-old tweets, Hart used a gay slur, and he also said he wouldn't want his son to be gay during an old stand-up routine. I'm not saying what I've done and what the new me is. If you don't see that, it's a problem with you. "Like Don Lemon goes on CNN and he's like, 'You can fix this, become an ally.' That's not my life dream".

"Someone like Kevin Hart, with one of the biggest megaphones in the world, can be a leader, the ultimate change agent", Lemon stated.

'I'm not gonna say anything, and I'm definitely got gonna say it here, but the chances are very slim, ' he said, adding: 'I love the Academy, I love everybody that's involved with the process of building the Oscars and making it. If he doesn't want to be an ally or a spokesperson for the gay community, he does not have to do that. "Whether I like it or not, whether you like it or not, that is his right...he can do that and you can feel about it however you want".

"I'm not giving no more explanation of who I am", he added.

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. "I've said who I am now versus who I was then".

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor was named as the host of the Academy Awards in December but he pulled out of the gig days later after receiving backlash over offensive tweets dating back to 2008 and 2009.

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Hazardous material warnings were also shown near the Indonesian, Thai, Greek, Egyptian and Japanese consulates in Melbourne . It was not immediately known which countries' diplomatic missions in the national capital, Canberra, were affected.

Recently Ellen DeGeneres fanned the flames when Hart appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to explain and defend why he chose to step down from hosting the 2019 Oscars next month, after his old homophobic jokes surfaced and he found himself reluctantly apologizing for something he felt he had already done a decade earlier.

"If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that's the fight".

During their interview, she revealed that she had even called the Academy to ask if Hart could still host the show and said she was told he could.

Hart later came to her defense, saying: '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. "But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".

Hart apologizing for his remarks: "Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I'm glad he apologized".

He went on to explain why he sent those tweets, which have since been deleted.

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