As most people know by now, Kevin Hart was set to host the Oscars. He seemed enthusiastic about the prospect but ultimately stepped down from the job after receiving criticism for his past tweets that were deemed homophobic.
Finding a replacement for the comedian seems to be quite the feat since the ceremony’s organizers are said to be scrambling now. Many people have been named by the public as potential hosts including Oprah Winfrey and Steve Harvey who have both shot down the suggestion.
When asked about playing the role, Oprah smiled and seemed amused by the idea but her answer is clear. She responded with a cutting hand gestures and a simple “no.”
Steve Harvey attached his refusal to Kevin Hart’s experience. “Oh no, I can’t host the Oscars,” he insisted. “Hell, if they won’t let Kevin Hart host the Oscars, how the hell are they going to let me host the Oscars?”
“I don’t want to host the Oscars because I don’t want them digging up my past,” he joked.
It isn’t so surprising that the media mogul wouldn’t carve out some time from her busy schedule for the Oscars considering its implications. While hosting the event is a coveted position, the financial payoff might not be worth the pressure for some A-listers, a cheque estimated at 15K.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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