Unlike most people in America, Kevin Hart is homophobic.
Just like nearly everyone else in America, however, Kevin Hart is sick of hearing himself talk about the Academy Awards… his history of insensitive statements toward the LGBT community… and how awful he has handled every step of his apology/non-apology tour.
Okay, this isn’t exactly what the disgraced comedian said Tuesday on Good Morning America.
But Hart did make it clear he’s tired of this scandal dominating every facet of his recent interviews.
"I’m done with it. It gets no more energy from me," Hart told anchor Michael Strahan, referring, of course, to how he quit as Oscars host after a number of anti-gay Tweets of his were found online.
"That’s why I said, for the last time, I’m addressing this. There’s no more conversation about it. I’m literally – I’m over that. I’m over the moment, and I’m about today.
"So, if it’s accepted great, If not, it’s nothing I can control. Some things are left out of your hands. So, I’m done with it. I’m over it. That’s where I’m personally at."
Hart has come across as far more bitter and angry than remotely repetent during this entire ordeal.
He once said on stage that one of his "biggest fears" was that his son would be gay and added:
"If I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.”
We’re not really sure where the punchline to this so-called joke lies, but Hart has claimed he apologized awhile back for various quips of this nature and has shown no interest in relitigating his past.
"I’m not saying how I changed anymore," he told Strahan today, defiant in his stance that he’s done discussing this topic.
"I’m not saying what I’ve done and what the new me is. I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am. I’ve done it. I’ve done it several times. I’ve tweeted it.
"I’ve talked about it when I went on Ellen. I said it on my radio show. I’m just done. So you have to come to a point where you know that you’ve given all that you possibly can.
"And if that’s received, then great – then that means we’ve achieved something. If it’s not, there’s nothing I can do."
Well… you could act contrite?
You could act like an apology means you feel remorse over things you said and that you still feel remorse — and not that it’s some automatic reset button uttered simply for public approval?
Just a couple suggestions.
After the old tweets resurfaced, Hart addressed the backlash in an Instagram Stories video.
He asked folks to "please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive."
He then revealed the Academy had threatened to revoke his hosting duties unless he apologized for his past comments.
In response, the guy up and resigned from this post, writing as an explanation on social media:
I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.
I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
‘m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy.
I hope we can meet again.
According to Variety, meanwhile, the Oscars will now proceed with no host at all.
"Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers," wrote this entertainment news outlet, paraphrasing an Academy insider.
And that’s sort of the hilarious thing here:
Never has such attention been paid to such a stupid job.
How important can an Oscars host be if…
1. No one even wants the gig now.
2. The Academy is fine with simply not hiring one.
To his credit, Strahan asked Hart on GMA if he could understand how the LGBTQ community felt about his words.
"I have an understanding that I’ve addressed it, and I’ve said everything that I can possibly say. So, I’m over it," he replied, keeping the conversation only about himself and playing the victim once again.
"You will not hear me saying anything else about it. You’re not ever going to hear me say anything else about it. I’ve done all that I can do.
"So, that was done within hopes that people can hear and understand how heartfelt and authentic it was. If you didn’t, then I don’t know what to tell you or do.
"I don’t know what you’re looking for. So, I’m over it."
Man. We always knew Kevin Hart was unfunny.
We just didn’t realize until now that he’s an awful person, too.