Kevin Hart says he's 'done' with Oscars hosting gig

Comedian Kevin Hart is officially through with the Oscars — or, at least, where the Academy's past offer for him to host the event is concerned.

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Kevin Hart appeared on Good Morning America and spoke with co-anchor Michael Strahan about the backlash he faced when he was announced as host of the 2019 Oscars. "I'm done with it. It gets no more energy from me," Hart said, as E! News reported.

"That's why I said, for the last time, I'm addressing this. There's no more conversation about it. I'm literally — I'm over that. I'm over the moment, and I'm about today," he continued. "So, if it's accepted great. If not, it's nothing I can control. Some things are left out of your hands. So, I'm done with it. I'm over it. That's where I'm personally at."

As readers may remember, Hart faced criticism when he was revealed to be the host of the Academy Awards, as old homophobic tweets he'd posted resurfaced. The Oscars reportedly ordered him to apologize or else they'd rescind their hosting offer. Hart refused, claiming that he'd already apologized for his past.

When prompted by Strahan to share how he's "evolved" since he made those tweets, the 39-year-old stated, "I'm not saying how I changed anymore." He explained, "I'm not saying what I've done and what the new me is. I'm not giving no more explanation of who I am. I've done it. I've done it several times. … I'm just done." He noted, "You have to come to a point where you know that you've given all that you possibly can. And if that's received, then great — then that means we've achieved something. If it's not, there's nothing I can do."

To Strahan, Hart, who said he's a "good person" who "loves to love," added, "You will not hear me saying anything else about it."