Ellen DeGeneres Forgives Kevin Hart, Says She Believes in Second Chances

Actor Kevin Hart and TV personality  actress Ellen De Generes attend the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater

Actor Kevin Hart and TV personality actress Ellen De Generes attend the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater

Hart sat down for an interview on The Ellen Show, which airs Friday, where he apologized for the comments.

The controversy sparked last December when it was announced that Hart would host the 2019 Academy Awards, one of a handful of Black celebrities to have the honor.

Others chose to just hate on Ellen or make it clear they no longer support her.

On the topic of internet haters, Hart describes what happened to him as a "malicious attack on his character" from people wanting to destroy his career.

- Harry Cook (@HarryCook) January 4, 2019I also believe in forgiveness.

In a Friday rant, Schneider, 55, defended his peers, tweeting "comics are the ones who are supposed to say the terrible things we all think but don't". I've made several mistakes, and I'm a better man today because of it. Maybe. But his attitude in response to his own hurtful words kind of spoiled the whole shebang, and even though he apologizes in this Ellen interview, he still seems indignant about the entire ordeal.

"I know you're not that guy, cause I know you", agreed DeGeneres.

The activist's video had been liked by more than 10,000 people at the time of publication.

The clips posted to DeGeneres' verified Twitter account did not include Hart's final decision.

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He maintained that tone Thursday when Ellen DeGeneres informed him that she'd been working behind the scenes to get him onstage as host.

"To see a friend reach a moment like that, to be able to share it with him and then two days later the entire energy is shifted, it hit him pretty hard", says Cannon, who's now hosting the hit new Fox series The Masked Singer.

DeGeneres described going to dinner with Hart after she hosted the 2014 Oscars, when he expressed his desire to get the gig. I've yet to go back to that version of myself, I've moved on.

"Then they win", DeGeneres responded, before saying she prays that he comes back.

For defending Kevin Hart and believing in giving him a second chance, DeGeneres was quickly attacked. "And I believe in Kevin Hart", the TV host wrote in a tweet.

Kevin Hart seemed like a sure thing - until he wasn't, after past homophobic tweets resurfaced and he didn't apologize. I'm cultured. I'm manufactured.

DeGeneres used the hashtag #OscarsNeedHart while promoting the coming interview, implying that the Oscars needed Hart to return to his hosting duties. She also hoped that if Hart does end up hosting, he uses the situation as a "teaching moment", something Sunny Hostin also agreed with. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past", he tweeted. The tweets suggested Hart would be physically abusive towards his son if he were ever to come out as gay.

The 91st Academy Awards are scheduled to air on February 24th on ABC.

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