Kevin Hart on Oscars: 'I'm done, I'm over it'

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Hart's hire was engulfed in controversy after homophobic tweets and jokes he had made earlier in his career resurfaced.

"I'm done with it".

Kevin Hart confirmed Wednesday during an interview on "Good Morning America" that he will not host the Oscars this year.

"I don't understand any awards for what we do", he said before going on to assert that acting is really "just pretending".

"I'm over it. There's no more conversation about it ..." I mean, sure. Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Hannah Gadsby, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Awkwafina, Billy Eichner, Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh, Donald Glover, Kate McKinnon, Wanda Sykes, Jeff Goldblum, Patton Oswalt, Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson, Abby Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, the entire cast of The Muppets, and Gritty are all literally right there. I'm over that, I'm over the moment, and I'm about today.

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"If [the apology] is accepted, great", he said. "If it's not, it's nothing I can control". Some things are left out of your hands, so I'm done with it.

The Oscars will air with no host for the first time in 30 years, according to Variety. There will not be one comic opening the Oscars with a monologue, a comic who risks entering the crowded Oscars Hall of Fame of Bad Hosts, as David Letterman once did.

Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting the Academy Awards. I am truly happy people....there is nothing that you can do to change that...

He told "GMA" he's not giving any more explanations. I've done it. I've done it several times.

When Strahan asked him whether he had a message for gay children, Hart continued to talk about himself, asking: "Why do you have to prove that you are a loving individual?" For instance, LGBTQ advocate and journalist Don Lemon criticized Hart's appearance on Ellen and said he believes the actor can use his celebrity to be a voice of change against homophobia. The 39-year-old Night School star responded by saying on Straight From The Hart, "Don Lemon goes on CNN and he's like 'You can fix this, become an ally.' That's not's not my life dream". "I've done all that I can do".

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"I'm over it", he told Strahan. "I know that within my apologies I've taken 10 years to put my apology to work". Hart seemed taken aback by the news, and said that he'd keep an open mind about hosting.

"It shows me that there is no ending to it".

The actor explained: "It gets no more energy from me".

The comedian appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week where he addressed the backlash to his tweets, calling it "a malicious attack" to end his career. I apologized again. I said I apologized before.

Hart's apology is what ruffled people's feathers in the first place with many asking if the popular comedian is really honest.

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But while it was a huge year for recognising cinematic classics - the lesson from the 1989 Oscars is that going hostless is a truly bad idea - and even an Anne Hathaway/James Franco hosted show is better than a rudderless Oscars ship.