Kevin Hart has issued yet another apology to the LGBTQ community in the wake of the homophobic tweets that cost him the Oscars gig. This time, though, he expressed his regret in third person.
“Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community,” he said on his radio show on Monday. He went on to say, “We thought it was okay 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 s–t hurt because of what I’ve been through.’”
So will Kevin take on the kudofest? Even though Ellen DeGeneres put in a call to the Academy on his behalf, he said the chances are slim that he’ll do it. And Chris Rock took himself out of the running as well. At Monday’s New York Film Critic Circle Awards dinner, he said, “If it was five years ago [and] I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so…heyyy!”