Kevin Hart says he's not hosting the Oscars this year

The actor told "GMA" he is "over" the controversy surrounding his past homophobic comments and slurs that forced him to step down from the hosting gig.
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Welcome back to "Gma" and I'm here with comedian and actor Kevin hart. He's got a new movie out called "The upside" which we will get to just ahead in a little bit but first we'll talk about the oscars controversy. He stepped down from hosting the show when past homophobic tweets and jokes resurfaced. He's been in the news ever since and something he recently addressed. We feed trolls and reward them. I'm not going to do it, man. I'm going to be me. I'm going to stand my ground. Regardless of the academy I'm thankful and if it goes away no harm no foul? After those comments he then tweeted an apology but the controversy was back in the headlines after he appeared on "Ellen" leading to backlash and questions surround the apology so on Monday Kevin addressed the issue on his radio show "Straight from hart." Once again, Kevin hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the lgbtq community. I apologize. I'm not moving on from this because I'm just hoping that the apology is accepted. And, Kevin, thank you for being here. Really appreciate you being here. And you apologized. You said you were sorry but there are a lot of people who have taken an issue to the way that you've apologized so what do you say to that. 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 -- I'm over that. I'm over the moment. And I'm about today so if it's accepted, great. If it's 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 personally am. You said on Saturday I'm evolving. You're changing so what did you believe then that you don't believe now? How have you evolved? I have explained how I evolved which makes me say I'm over it. I'm not saying how I changed anymore. 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've tweeted it. I've talked about it when I was went on "Ellen." I said it on my radio show. I'm just done so you have to come to a point where you know that you have given all that you possibly can and if that's received then great. Then it means we've achieved something. If it's not, there's nothing I can do so I do this now. But we're always learning, Kevin. We're always learning and I know but a lot of people don't take light to the situation and I know that you've apologized and you've put it out there and people haven't accepted certain ways you apologized but do you have an understanding for the lgbtq community, how the youth out there may feel about this? How this may have affected them as well because there is a big picture to all this. I have an understanding that I've addressed it and I've said everything that I can possibly say so I'm over it. So there's really nothing more that you want to say. You've done it on the radio and instagramed, you tweeted. You will not hear me say anything else about it. You're not ever going to hear me say anything else about it. I've done all that I can do so that was done within the hopes that people can hear and understand how heart felt and authentic it was. If you didn't then I don't know what to tell you or do. I don't know what you're looking for. So, I'm over it. So not to put words in your mouth you're trying to say that you've apologized and people should accept the way in which you've done it even if it's not the way that they like for -- would like. Here's what I'm trying to say. I'm over it. That's what I'm trying to say. I'm done -- I'm done with it. I'm talking about today. I'm talking about me today and the energy that I have and what I can do on a daily basis. I put out good energy, I inspire, I motivate. I'm a good person. I love to love. If you don't see that then it means there's a problem with you. If you can't realize that, then that means it's you. I have nothing else to prove or do. Nothing else. Well, let's talk about something you can do today. Talk to me. If you're a father out there and talking about any father, a black father, any father whose kid may be gay, you have a son that is gay, what do you say to their son? What do you say to other kids out there? Any message for kids? In the midst. Here's what you can say. Are you a monster, Mike. No. People see you on this show every day. It's safe to say you got good energy and a loving person. Why would I assume anything different? Why would I ever assume anything different? Why do you have to prove that you are a loving individual? You know who you are. People closest to you know who you are. You shouldn't have to prove that. You shouldn't have to justify that. That's the position I'm in. I shouldn't have to prove who I am. I shouldn't have to prove the levels of love I'm capable of giving. If anybody wants to believe that Kevin hart is that much of a monster that he wouldn't love somebody because of their choice in life, then all power to them. Feel and choose to think how you think. I'm not addressing it. I'm not overdelivering and overproving myself because no matter what you do, it may still not be received. And you'll find yourself in a position where you go, what else do you want? You want blood? What do you want? You want my arms. I think a lot of people say you don't have to prove -- you put out great energy. Nobody can deny that. You make everyone laugh. You make everyone enjoy every room you walk into. But once these comments are out there in the public on Twitter or wherever they may be then there are people who feel like you have to address it. You have to show that you're not what you say you were back then and your beliefs are not the same. So you can say you put out great energy but maybe their comments or something has not been put out there in this way about them so they don't have to prove in the way in which people to expect you to do. Here's what I have to say. If there wasn't comment number one to address it, I would say I totally get it. If I said I didn't address it in 2008 and 2009 then I would then I went on "Ellen" -- Were you surprised at the backlash that Ellen received. It shows me there is no -- there is no ending to it. If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow. You're not getting no more of my energy from it. I'm not giving no more. Because it shows that it's endless so I'm not shutting down the questions. I hear everything you're saying but I want everybody to know I'm done with it. It's a choice that personally made to say I'm not addressing it anymore. And that's not from an angry place. It's just from a place of, it's never going to really end. I'm done with it so if people choose to continue to let it grow, then do what you got to do. One thing I know, I know you hear my questions. One thing I know you do is hear my questions. I'm doing a good job of doing this -- You're dodging me. I'm used to catching people, by the way. Go ahead. But with all this being said and all this controversy and all the ways you've addressed it is there hope you would host the oscars this year. No. Absolute no. I'm not hosting the oscars this year and it has nothing to do -- In the future? It's hard to predict what can happen and I don't want people to think there is a thing between me and the academy because there isn't. The academy, they're amazing people. The offer was made. It was received. I was excited. Things happened. It didn't work out the way it should have. Right now from a time perspective I don't have the time. You're talking about two weeks I would have to prepare. I start filming "Jumanji" in February. I would like to call myself a perfectionist so if I do something I want to give it my all and make sure the production is a great representation of me and my talent. I can't do that right now. So, you know, unfortunately I can't do it this year. It's not going to happen and the future if it does, it does. But it's not -- it's not the conversation of today. You know, the public has made it a conversation of today but I removed myself from the conversation. It's not right. It's not in god's plan right now. And what god has for me is going to happen. It's already predetermined so I'm not -- I'm not -- I'm not worried. I'm not shaken. I'm not upset. I understand life and in life you have ups and downs and within those ups and downs you learn, you educate and you grow and you move forward. So hopefully people can look at me and the situations I've been in in life and understand there's always growth. You mature. You change. And when that happens, you become better. And that's all facets of life. All over. So, with that being said when you know that you're that type of individual, you accept you for you. I'm so good with me. I'm so good with me and that's not a cocky statement. That just means that I'm happy with me because I know the man that I know am. That being said, I don't have to prove that to anybody. I'm that comfortable. I'm that comfortable and I'm that understanding of my mental and my level of maturity. So for those that get that, thank god you do. For those that don't, hopefully you will in the future. If you don't I guess it just wasn't meant for us to have a friendly relationship. I guess we're not in each other's lives. It's not going to sway me either way. I don't get off on the verdict of others and how they feel. That's not -- I don't live life for others. I live life for me and mines. Those are the people that know me, love me and know my heart. You know me. I know you for a long time. You know my heart. That's how I'm able to swerve you the way I did. I swerved you good. Asked one question, I went, whoop. Then another, whip. You didn't swerve. You can watch this back. You did not swerve at all. One thing I got to say is that you say you can't determine the future. But you can -- you are going to stick around. We're going to determine that future because we're going to talk about your new movie "The upside" but thank you for sitting with me and talking to me about this. We're going to come back with more with Kevin hart in a little bit but now over to ginger.

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