As the controversy over Kevin Hart’s past anti-gay tweets continues amid uncertainty over who will replace him as Oscars host this year, the comedian has issued another apology to the LGBTQ community on his SiriusXM radio show, Straight From the Hart. The show will air on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio Channel 96 on Monday evening.
Today’s episode of “Straight From The Hart” on Laugh Out Loud radio Sirius XM channel 96 is one that you do not want to miss. Trust me when I tell you that you have to hear this….make sure y’all tune in at 4pm pst/7pm est
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 7, 2019
“Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize,” Hart, speaking in third person, began.
“We thought it was okay to talk like that [in the past], because that’s how we talked to one another,” he explained. “In that, you go f—. This is wrong now. Because now we’re in a space where I’m around people of the LGBTQ community, and I’m now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say ‘That s– hurt because of what I’ve been through.’”
Hart went on to promise that he was “going to make sure that I don’t do anything else offensive [in comedy],” because friends of his had offered him their point of view on the controversy.
“I’m not debating right from wrong. I’ve already stated it’s wrong. But, the other side of it is this: If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that’s the fight,” he explained. “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.” “I don’t think it’s wrong for people to have their own personal beliefs. I think that in the times that we’re living in, we have to be understanding and accepting of people and change. Bottom line,” he concluded.
Hart has since stated that he will not be hosting the Oscars even if the invitation was once again extended to him. Currently, no replacement host has been announced.