The comedian appeared on 'Good Morning America' Wednesday morning (Jan. 9).
Kevin Hart will not be hosting this year's Academy Awards. The comedian -- who announced that he'd landed his dream job as Oscars host on Dec. 4 only to step down three days later after refusing to apologize for unearthed homophobic tweets from his past -- appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning (Jan. 9) to discuss the controversy and confirm that there's no way he'll switch direction again.
Co-host Michael Strahan opened the segment by running down the tumultuous path the star of The Upside has taken over the past week. (This includes a controversial appearance on Ellen last week in which the host defended him against "trolls," and another attempt at an apology to the LGBTQ community on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday (Jan. 7), in which he said "the fight is the will and want for equality...I'm riding with you guys. I understand you. But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change.")
Asked how he reacts to those who've taken issue with how he's apologized, Hart told Strahan bluntly, "I say I'm done with it. It gets no more energy from me. That's why I said for the last time I'm addressing this. There's no more conversation about it. I'm literally over that, I'm over the moment. And I'm about today. If it's accepted, great. If it's not, it's nothing I can control."