Kevin Hart’s unearthed homophobic tweets resulted in him stepping down from his Oscars hosting gig. He reportedly reconsidered taking up the job after Ellen Degeneres backed him, but ultimately decided to stay away from the whole thing.

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The comedian spoke on the controversy on his SiriusXM show Straight to the Hart, which airs on his Laugh Out Loud Radio.


Kevin Hart said that he was regretful after saying words from his previously apology was “chopped up,” as per The Hollywood Reporter. “I will say this, and I want to make this very clear,” Hart said. “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.”

He also joked about disagreement during the segment. “I want to say that I have no problem with gay people. I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. I want you to be happy, be gay, be happy.’ And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son … that’s where the joke starts!”

“The only clip that I have seen all over the media is the one where I go, ‘stop! That’s gay.’”