An anonymous awards show and live events producer told the outlet: "The people who produce that show are hogtied by the Academy, who as a group are not willing to change very much".
Hart on going over his past remarks: "I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets". "I'm a good person, I love to love, if you don't see that, then.it's a problem with you".
Worse still, members of the Academy apparently have no contrition for how they handled the Kevin Hart fiasco.
"We thought it was okay to talk like that [in the past], because that's how we talked to one another", Hart explained. "The offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn't work out the way it should have".
Kevin Hart speaks at Morehouse College on September 11, 2018 in Atlanta. "No desire to. I would never want to do it".
"The fight is the will and want for equality". I understand life and in life you have ups and downs. I'm about today. If [my apology is] accepted today, great. You want me to be the face of this community because of this joke? "Where does the equality part come in?"
Hart, who is making TV appearances to plug his new movie, "The Upside", told DeGeneres he was "evaluating" his decision. I'm not giving no more because it shows that it's endless, so I'm not shutting down the questions.
Hart continued to answer combatively after Strahan asked if he had any "understanding" of how LGBTQ youth could have been affected by his words. "No, it's done. It's done", said Hart.
Kevin Hart has said he is "over" talking about whether or not he will host the Oscars.
The last time the Oscars featured multiple hosts was in 2011, when James Franco and Anne Hathaway shared hosting duties. I've addressed it. I've spoken on it. "This is wrong now", he said on the show. "This joke is now a representation of who I am?" he said.
"No. I'm not hosting the Oscars this year", he said. You're not getting no more of my energy from it.