Just when it sounded like the Oscars were going to be hosted by a communit theater troupe from a square state (honestly, they’d do better than anyone the last few years), Kevin Hart miiiiiiiiiiiiight have made a step in the road to redemption. Many were pissed off when several anti-gay tweets of Kevin’s from years ago were brought back out after he was named the host of this year’s Oscars. The Academy folks were like, “Give us a meaningful apology, bitch.” Kevin was all, “I already did years ago! Seacrest out!” Kevin refused to apology again, Ellen DeGeneres got involved, and this thing still seems like a steaming hot mess. Alas, Kev issued another apology today, and I guess it comes from the heart?
HuffPo says Kevin was on SiriusXM yesterday, and said he was sorry for his tweets and that he’s most certainly evolved and on the pro-equality side of things today:
“We thought it was OK to talk like that, because that’s how we talked to one another.This is wrong now. Because now we’re in a space where I’m around people of the LGBTQ community, and I’m now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say ‘That shit hurt because of what I’ve been through.’”
Kevin still seems a little too miffed in the apology by exasperatedly going off on how “once again” he’s apologizing and fears people will take words out of context. Hear for yourself:
Kev insays that in the fight for equality, there needs to be “an acceptance for change.” In the instance of the Oscars, that may be an acceptance because nobody else in the world wants the job of standing on stage for 90 hours while Glenn Close plays out an awards season Damages-style finale twist by snatching what Lady Gaga thought was hers.
The new apology comes just days after Ellen had Kevin on her show to say she supported him getting the hosting job back. People like Don Lemon told Ellen to stop acting like the gay Pope, and there were reports the Academy was waiting for a “meaningful” apology from Kevin that didn’t involve mom dancing with Ellen. Kevin claims there’s little to no chance he’ll host, but if you ask me, this is going to end with Kevin back as host because, uh, the bench is empty, and he’ll start the whole damn ceremony by apologizing with a choral performance of Ru Paul’s “Sissy That Walk.”