Kevin Hart who got entangled in a controversial cesspool following his homophobic tweets has once again issued an apology to the LGBTQ community. After announcing last December that the actor-comedian was stepping down as the Oscars 2019 host, Hart was reported to have reconsidered his decision on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where Ellen herself showed full support to host the Oscars. Hart’s contemporary, Chris Rock meanwhile has said his name can be crossed off this year's potential Oscars hosts list.
On his SiriusXM radio show, Straight From the Hart, the comic on Monday said that his words have been 'chopped up' following previous apologies.
'Once again, Kevin Hart apologises for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologise,' he said.
He later explained the original homophobic joke that landed him in trouble. Hart quoted the joke, "I want to say that I have no problem with gay people. I don't have a homophobic bone in my body. I want you to be happy, be gay, be happy.'
"And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son... That's where the joke starts!" he argued.
"The only clip that I have seen all over the media is the one where I go, 'Stop! That's gay'. I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets," Hart said.
The comedian said the words were "not I said to gay individuals".
"I didn't say these words to people, at the time, this was our dumb a**es on Twitter going back and forth with each other. We thought it was okay to talk like that, because that's how we talked to one another. In that, you go, f**k! This is wrong now," he said.
Chris Rock, however, has declared that he had no interest in hosting the Oscars ceremony. The actor-comic, who has hosted the Academy Awards twice, made his intentions clear during his emceeing gig at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner in Manhattan.