Ellen DeGeneres Seemingly Responds to Kevin Hart Interview Backlash

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Kevin Hart continued his damage control efforts with an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where it was revealed that she encouraged the Academy to rehire him after he lost the Oscars hosting job over homophobic jokes and tweets from his past.

Hart admits that he was deflated after first accepting the job and then logging in online to find people attacking him for old jokes he said he'd previously apologized for.

"I think she's speaking for herself and a lot of times when you speak and you're a latino, you're this, you're that, people get mad because they think you're representing", guest Ana Navarro said this morning. The wildly successful talk show host is apparently so anxious about the Oscars hosting situation that she felt the need to try and fix it herself. I have no idea if he wants to come back and host, but what are your thoughts?' And they were like, 'Oh my, God!

Take a look at the interview below.

Though he stayed firm on his stance that he won't host the show, he does believe that he'll be on the stage one day, and insisted that "there's no ill will toward the Academy". The funnyman said he was "upset" by people's harsh reactions to his past offensive tweets and angered that the Academy gave him an ultimatum.

Kevin Hart's decision to step down from the Oscars was met with a polarizing reaction. (Hint: He's on at 11:35 p.m.) After that, there are literally hundreds of stars scheduled to be in attendance who could handle whatever interstitial presenting needs to happen between the first award and the end of the broadcast.

For defending Kevin Hart and believing in giving him a second chance, DeGeneres was quickly attacked.

As of now the spot for Oscars 2019 host is vacant as the Academy hasn't been able to hire someone for the job. "You have apologized. You're apologizing again right now. And I believe in Kevin Hart", the TV host wrote in a tweet.

DeGeneres supported Hart throughout their discussion, telling him: "Don't let those people win". You know what? I get it.

Journalist and activist George M. Johnson posted a video that went viral, telling Ellen, "this really wasn't your place to offer forgiveness, because you weren't harmed in all of this". "This is stuff I've addressed, I've talked about this", he says. I sincerely apologise to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. "I'm glad it's as authentic and real as I could've hoped it would be", he added.

"I felt like it was a conversation that was going to continue and continue and continue". I said, 'Kevin's on. "I'm not that guy". Maybe. But his attitude in response to his own hurtful words kind of spoiled the whole shebang, and even though he apologizes in this Ellen interview, he still seems indignant about the entire ordeal.

He added: "Either my apology is accepted or it isn't".

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