Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash After Defending Kevin Hart!

Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash After Defending Kevin Hart!

Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash After Defending Kevin Hart!

Hart had stepped down from the job days after officially being named as the next host late past year, as a large number of old, homophobic tweets from his account began recirculating online.

In an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", released on Friday, DeGeneres said she recently called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to advocate for Hart.

In a tweet announcing his decision to walk away from the job, Hart said: " I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many wonderful talented artists. The conversation is about Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets from 10 years ago", he said.

The vanilla talk show host, who has also hosted the Oscars, has made a surprisingly vigorous defense of the actor/comedian - and rightly received a Twitter lashing from members of the LGBTQ community. I know that I've taken the ten years to put my apology to work.

Making himself clear, Hart expressed to DeGeneres his disappointment over the false narrative, stating that "now the slander on my name is all homophobia, and now I'm a little upset". "Because that was wrong". I don't want you to have to wait, so now it's gonna air tomorrow. "We're a huge group of people who love you and want to see you host the Oscars", DeGeneres continued. I believe in second chances.

Ellen DeGeneres is being skewered on social media for reducing the criticism of Kevin Hart's homophobic comments to an attack by a small group of internet haters.

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During a special hour-long interview on her show, DeGeneres, 60, asked Hart, 39, to explain the drama.

"I personally thought his apology after ... all this broke was sort of a non-apology apology", Huntsman said. The comedian refused to apologize for the comments, saying that he had previously addressed the controversial tweets. "You've done it. Don't let those people win - host the Oscars", she concluded in her show. So I was going to leave it alone. "So I'm on board, let's let Kevin Hart host the Oscars". "Either I can move forward, or I can't". We're still a month out from the 2019 Academy Awards, but there has been no shortage of contention, especially when it comes to the (lack of a) host.

"I had an incredible and honest conversation with [Kevin Hart] about hosting the Oscars".

"I do not want to stand on that stage and make that night about me and my past, when you have got people who have worked hard to step on that stage for the first time and receive a reward". And DeGeneres dismissing the real concerns of LGBTQ people as online trolls, then forgiving him on behalf of people she doesn't speak for is a wild swerve out of her lane.

With no host set for the February date, hopefully the Academy will find a different way to proceed.

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