Kevin continued to speak about the scandal on his SiriusXM show Straight From the Hart on Monday, taking the opportunity to apologize again.
In the apology, he promised that he was "going to make sure that I don't do anything else offensive [in comedy]", and explained that "in the times that we're living in, we have to be understanding and accepting of people and change".
But CNN's Don Lemon offered an emotional and thoughtful rebuttal to Hart's indifferent and indignant reaction, calling the plight of gay and black children a matter of "life and death", asking Hart to become an ally to a group of young Americans who live in danger due to cultural homophobia and backlash. "Whatever. However, you want to feel", he stated. "Where does the equality part come in?"
The actor - who stepped down from hosting the Oscars following uproar over past homophobic tweets and remarks - sat down for an interview with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan on Wednesday, in which he repeated multiple times that he's "over it" and "not addressing it anymore" before definitely stating that he won't be hosting next month's ceremony.
Kevin Hart issued another half-hearted apology on his radio show for his homophobic tweets.
Later on "GMA", Hart opened up about his new movie, "The Upside" and how wonderful it was to work alongside Bryan Cranston, saying his co-star has simply perfected his craft. Cohen then said he was "happy" Hart had moved away from using that language himself.
"The reason why I've passed is that I've addressed it several times", he continued.
Hart then said his homophobic language hasn't been part of his act for 10 years.
Speaking with Strahan Wednesday about potentially hosting the Oscars in the future, Hart said, "if it does [happen], it does, but it's not the conversation of today". "I shouldn't have to prove the levels of love that I'm capable of giving. I can't do that right now".
DeGeneres revealed that she had called The Academy and asked them to bring Hart back as host. While he told her, at the time, that he would "evaluate" his decision and get back to her, it appears as he's ultimately chose to walk away, for good. She says its reps instantly replied that they still wanted the funnyman to be the night's MC.
'If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow, ' he said.
Kevin added the landscape of the world has changed now, particularly with the prevalence of social media, and he regrets the way he spoke on his Twitter page.
Hart later came to her defense, saying: 'When did we get to the point where we forgot that we all learn, then we all have the ability to grow and with that growth comes a wealth of knowledge.