In an unexpected (or expected) turn of events, Ellen is on Kevin Hart’s corner and even started the hashtag #OscarsNeedHart
By now everyone is well aware of Kevin Hart’s homophobic tweets that resurfaced last month after it was announced that he would be hosting the 2019 Oscars.
Kevin Hart has now deleted this tweet after he was named as Oscars host pic.twitter.com/fxra6gx44E
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 6, 2018
Kevin stepped down from the hosting gig after he refused to accept The Academy’s ultimatum of apologizing again for his tweets. Hart stood firm on the fact that he didn’t feel that he needed to apologize again for what he already addressed in 2012 and 2015.
During the sitdown interview, Ellen expressed her strong support for Kevin and revealed that she personally called The Academy to ask them to have Kevin host The Oscars.
Watch the interview below:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019
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