Kevin Hart ‘responds’ to Oscars backlash

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You've done it. Don't let those people win.

In 2015, Hart talked to Rolling Stone about his homophobic jokes, saying, "I wouldn't tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren't as sensitive as they are now".

"Kevin, if anything, this is the time to hear other people out, to understand why they might have been offended and I don't see any meaningful outreach to the LGBT community, not that I know of", Lemon said.

'I will say this, and I want to make this very clear.

DeGeneres faced backlash, however, after she came to Hart's defense and revealed that she had called the Academy encouraging them to invite Hart back as host.

Hart then added in the comments section of the Instagram post: "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". "From when this news first broke, GLAAD said Kevin Hart should not step down from the Oscars, he should step up and send an unequivocal message of acceptance to LGBTQ youth that matches the force and impact of his initial anti-LGBTQ remarks", said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

The comedian stepped down from hosting the Oscars last month after coming under heat for failing to apologize for resurfaced tweets dated from 2009 to 2011 in which the comedian spewed blatant anti-gay rhetoric. Yes, we thought that was already the position that he'd taken just two days after accepting the (thankless) job. I've said where the rights and wrongs were.

Although he's the big boss of all things under the Disney umbrella, Iger said he's leaving the decision about the Oscar host to AMPAS and ABC. "I've said who I am now versus who I was then".

DeGeneress told Hart he should take the job, to prevent his critics from winning.

Kevin Hart is reaching out to the LGBTQ community and apologizing once more. You have apologised. You're apologising again right now. Not only did Ellen forgive the Night School star, she's basically brokering a deal between him and The Academy to reinstate him as host - an effort that isn't sitting well with much of LGBTwitter. "No, they weren't "haters" who came after you".

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