Oscars hunt for host still on; Chris Rock says 'can't do' as Kevin Hart issues apology again

Kevin Hart and Chris Rock. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2019, 05.55 PM (IST)

With just a month left for the Oscars to take place, the race for a host for the big night seems to have picked up. 

Last we heard Kevin Hart who had stepped down just two days after being offered the role was discussing what went wrong with TV host Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show. Ellen then took to her Twitter and wrote why she felt that Kevin should be considered for the role again, as much has been said and discussed. She wrote that everyone deserves a second chance, a chance to be forgiven. 

According to the last development, Kevin Hart has now issued an apology again to the LGBTQ community for his old homophobic tweets that created a furore in the social media. It had led him to step down from his hosting role. On a radio show, ‘Straight From the Heart’, the comedian said that his words have been "chopped up" following previous apologies. "Once again, Kevin Hart apologises for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologise," he said.

He then went on to explain what had happened and how he should have thought before putting it all out on Twitter. 

Meanwhile, former host Chris Rock has denied taking upon the role or even considering it. He said, "If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can't do that anymore, so... Hey!" 

He added, "Steve Martin is here. You should host the Oscars. You're the best. Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I'm not doing it, goddammit! You're not getting me."

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Hart has issued an apology again to the LGBTQ community for old homophobic tweets of his that created a furore on social media.