On Wednesday, however, Hart shut down speculation that he would host the annual awards show.
"I'm over it", he told Strahan.
'I can't do it this year, it's not going to happen, in the future if it does it does but it's not the conversation of today'. "I'm not giving no more explanation of who I am, I'm just done".
The comedian added: 'If you didn't [hear the apology], I don't know what you're looking for. "I'm a good person, I love to love, if you don't see that, then.it's a problem with you. I've done it. You will not hear me saying anything else about it". "It's his choice as an American. then you can feel about it however you want". Probably not! It's 2019, and the Academy needs to get it through their heads that in our society of fractured entertainment options, the Oscars are never going to recapture the ratings they once had.
"I have an understanding that I've addressed it and I've said everything that I can possibly say".
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In one of his old Twitter posts, Hart had described an actor's picture as a "gay billboard for AIDS".
"But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change".
Hart's "GMA" interview Wednesday capped off a roller coaster few weeks, which date back to when he was announced as the host for the Oscars on December 4. The announcement immediately sparked backlash and criticism of The Academy's decision after a number of past statements resurfaced in which Hart made controversial anti-gay jokes, including one in which he joked that somebody looked like "a gay bill board for AIDS" and another in which he called someone a "FAT F-".
DeGeneres - a past Oscars host herself - said she called the Academy and asked them to reconsider having Hart host.
After Philipps said that it would be "super lame" for there to be no host at all, Mandel expressed the issues he has with awards shows in general.
During his hit on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hart notably did not apologize and drew ire from many who noted that he was playing the victim card. While the 39-year-old entertainer said he previously apologized, the Oscars and the public asked him to take greater accountability but he gave contention in doing so.