DeGeneres encouraged Hart to reconsider taking up the hosting gig and even admitted she called the Academy to make a plea on his behalf to convince them to give him a second chance.
DeGeneres implied that the Academy wanted Hart back at all costs, to the point of quoting someone in the ranks admitting the organization may have "said the wrong thing" in discussing Hart's exit. "There's no more conversation about it. I'm literally, I'm over that, I'm over the moment". I'm not giving no more, because it's endless.
Kevin Hart is "done" with the controversy over his historic homophobic tweets.
He added: "If you didn't (understand), I don't know what to tell you or do".
"It shows me that there is no ending to it", he said of the backlash.
"It's hard to predict what can happen".
The filmmaker took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, stating, 'I think the cast of Crazy Rich Asians should host the @Academy Awards. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. I'm not addressing it. "I have nothing else to prove or do". You've already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how risky those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day ... "But I don't believe in going backward". "You're talking about two weeks that I would really have to prepare", he said. "For the first time in almost three decades, the biggest night in movies plans to go without a host, individuals with knowledge of the plans told Variety".
"No", he said. "I'm not hosting the Oscars this year". It remains to be seen how that will come together, but Variety says this year's plans include key changes that will require less time from a host anyway, so the absence of one may not be as strongly felt. "These weren't words that I said to gay individuals".