"I'm over it", Hart said multiple times when asked about his apology or the controversy.
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.
'I'm a good person. "So anything, anything that I say that's not appropriate, that's wrong. you're gonna pick me apart".
Hart apologized again on Monday during his SiriusXM radio show, "Straight From the Hart", reiterating that he was sorry for any hurt he caused the LGBTQ community.
"I will say this, and I want to make this very clear". "I don't have a homophobic bone in my body. And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son ... that's where the joke starts!"
Hart said that he thought it was okay to talk like that because that's the way he and his friends talk to each other.
Hart went on to equate the response he had received to his first apology as a form of "bullying", adding that "it turns into, you're bullying them because now, now that I said what I said the way that I would say it because I'm me, you're now trying to change me into becoming what version of me you want me to be".
In one of his 10-year-old tweets, Hart used a gay slur, and he also said he wouldn't want his son to be gay during an old stand-up routine. He adds that when the words were said, they weren't said to people rather than a form of Twitter when Twitter didn't exist.
Lemon, who's part of the LGBTQ community, criticized the comedian for not offering an apology when the tweets surfaced last month. "I understand you", he continued, adding that he hopes the LGBTQ community can forgive him and accept he's a different person from the one who sent those tweets nearly a decade ago.
'You can't change without a understanding of what GROWTH means'. If he doesn't want to be an ally or a spokesperson for the gay community, he does not have to do that.
Some on social media took offense with DeGeneres supporting Hart and the interview. "Where does the equality part come in?"
"I'm done with it", Hart told host Michael Strahan.