Ellen DeGeneres may be the most likable, least polarizing star in Hollywood.
Which is what makes the following all the most surprising to those who have followed ths comedian over the years.
On a January 2019 episode of her talk show, Ellen sat down and spoke to Kevin Hart about the controversial Tweets that forced him to resign as Oscars host, saying on air that she supports the stand-up and thinks he still deserves to emcee the Academy Awards.
If you're not familiar with this controversy, you can catch up HERE.
And if you want to see what Ellen said and what others are now saying about her, you can scroll down...
Ellen Actually Called the Oscar Producers and Asked Them to Rehire Hart
Crazy, right? This is what Ellen said during her interview with Hart: "I called them, I said, 'Kevin’s on, I have no idea if he wants to come back and host, but what are your thoughts?' And they were like, 'Oh my God, we want him to host! We feel like that maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong. Maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host. Whatever we can do we would be thrilled. And he should host the Oscars."
Not everyone agrees. Shortly after he was hired, numerous Tweets surfaced that Hart posted years ago. Some may think they were simply unfunny jokes, but others don't even comprehend where the humor was supposed to be.
Tweeted Hart in the past: "If my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay.'" Ummm... LOL for some reason?
There Was Also This:
"One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay," Hart said on a stand-up special.
Did Hart Apologize for These Quips?
Nope. After they were brought back up late last year, he got all defensive and bitter. with me," he wrote on Instagram. "You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive."
The Academy Then Asked Hart for a Mea Culpa
And he admits that he refused. "I've addressed this several times," he said. "This is not the first time this has come up. I've addressed it/ I've spoken on it. I've said where the rights and wrongs were. I've said who I am now versus who I was then. I've done it. I've done it."