Kevin Hart’s recent appearance on Ellen show to complain about how he’s been treated while Ellen DeGeneres Captain-Save-A-Ho’ed him drew a mixed reaction from the public. Some wondered whether Ellen shaved too close to her brain this time and took a layer off, because she, a lesbian, tried to redeem Kevin after he stepped down as host of the Oscars because he refused to apologize again for homophobic tweets he made in 2010 and 2011. CNN’s Don Lemon was someone who criticized Ellen on his show and felt that it was a misstep on both comedians’ parts. Kevin must have been watching.
Don said during the segment on his show that Kevin should be an ally to the LGBTQ community (via HuffPost):
“Apologizing and moving on does not make the world a better place for people who are gay or people who are transgender. Being an ally does.”
Here’s the clip of that:
"Apologizing and moving on does not make the world a better place for people who are gay or people who are transgender, being an ally does," says CNN's @DonLemon, reacting to the Oscars' openness to Kevin Hart's return https://t.co/ITGU3Uj2ez pic.twitter.com/4u48sfBF0U
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) January 5, 2019
Kevin replied to Don’s comment with something about growth:
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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. You can’t change without a understanding of what GROWTH means. #Message #LiveLoveLaugh #HappySaturday …..Please grasp this and use it in 2019
As for the Oscars producers stance at this point:
Variety exclusively reported on Friday that the Academy is open to Hart returning as Oscars host. One insider close to the production said Hart himself would have to approach them with willingness to return, while another said AMPAS is still waiting for Hart to have a “meaningful” conversation about his old tweets (“Ellen,” alas, was not it).
Can they just crown absolutely any queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars as host of the 2019 Oscars and call it a damn day? Cuz’ we’re going to end up wit someone like Jimmy Fallon and that’s going to make me slit my wrists during the “In Memoriam” segment at this year’s Oscar party.