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Kevin Hart Offers Third-Person Apology to LGBTQ Community

Comedian Kevin Hart has attempted to make amends with the LGBTQ community once again—this time by offering an oddly worded apology in the third person. Hart was forced to give up his Oscars hosting gig last month after homophobic tweets tweets of his resurfaced. He’s been reluctant to sincerely apologize for his comments, and appeared exasperated on Ellen last week for having to apologize “again” for the jokes. On his Straight From the Hart podcast Monday, Hart admitted his previous apologies had been “chopped up” and added, in the third person: “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.” Ellen DeGeneres has urged Hart to reconsider hosting the Oscars and revealed that she called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on his behalf, in an attempt to get him reinstated. Neither Hart of the Academy have said whether he will go on to host the show, which takes place Feb. 24.