Kevin Hart appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday in an apparent bid to end the Oscars conversation. The comedian said again that he will not be hosting the Oscars next month, but that he is done with the apology tour he embarked on after resurfaced homophobic tweets forced him to step down from the gig.
“I’m done with it. It gets no more energy from me,” Hart told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America. “That’s why I said for the last time, I’m addressing this. There’s no more conversation about it. I’m literally over that. I’m over the moment. I’m about today. If my apology is accepted today, great. If it’s not, it’s nothing I can control. Some things are left out of your hands, so I’m done with it. I’m over it.”
When Strahan asked Hart if the controversy changed him, he said: “I have explained how I’ve evolved, which makes me say I’m over it. I’m not saying how I’ve changed anymore … I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am. I’ve done it. I’ve done it several times … I’m just done.”
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He most recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to address the controversy, and DeGeneres sparked controversy herself by saying that she hoped the 39-year-old would be reinstated as host.
Many in the LGBTQ community criticized the openly gay host for suggesting Hart should be forgiven.
Of the backlash, Hart said: “It shows me that there is no ending to it. If you keep feeding this energy, then it’s going to grow. You’re not getting no more of my energy from it. I’m not giving no more because it shows that it’s endless, so I’m not shutting down the questions. I hear everything you’re saying, but I want everybody to know I’m done with it. It’s a choice that I personally made to say, ‘I’m not addressing it anymore.’ That’s not from an angry place. It’s just from a place of it’s never going to really end. I’m done with it. So if people choose to continue to let it grow, then do what you got to do.”