Oscars Currently Aiming To Air Without A Main Host
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Jan 10, 2019,
Jan 10, 2019, 0:56
The comedian appeared on Good Morning America where he repeatedly said he would no longer "give energy" to the controversy which led to him stepping down as the host of next month's 91st Academy Awards. But once they did, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have botched the response, yielding a how-not-to class in public relations and stewardship of the entertainment industry's most prestigious award.
"I have an understanding that I've addressed it, and I've said everything that I can possibly say, and I'm over it", Hart snapped. The tweets and jokes-which had been known for quite some time-gained new visibility in the wake of the hosting announcement, and Hart decided he had already apologized and didn't want to do it again (truly the sign of someone who is genuinely remorseful). On an episode of his SiriusXM radio show that aired Monday night, he apologized "once again" for "remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community".
"I think it's my best work to date", Hart said about playing an ex-con, who cares for a quadriplegic. "It gets no more energy from me".
"I'm over it. There's no more conversation about it ..." I'm over the moment.
"If it's accepted, great", he continued. If it's not, it's nothing that I can control. The Academy, they're incredible people, the offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn't work out the way that it should've. "So I'm done with it". "So anything, anything that I say that's not appropriate, that's wrong. you're gonna pick me apart". An anonymous awards show and live events producer told the outlet: "The people who produce that show are hogtied by the Academy, who as a group are not willing to change very much. You're not getting me". The latter apology caused severe criticism, with many calling out the talk show host for defending Hart and vouching for him to still host the Oscars.
"No. I'm not hosting the Oscars this year", he said. If you don't want to accept people for their change, then where are you trying to get to the equal part?