Comedian Kevin Hart will not be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards in February, and he's finished talking about it.
Hart was tapped to host the awards show in December, but stepped down less than 48 hours after a vicious social media mob pointed out old jokes that were considered to be offensive.
What happened then?
Hart appeared on "Ellen" last week, where he discovered that Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show host with heavy Hollywood clout, had phoned Oscars executives and tried to mend the rift.
Oscars execs reportedly said that they'd love nothing more than Hart to take up his offered post once more and host the upcoming awards show.
Hart seemed surprised by the news, and said that he wouldn't necessarily rule out hosting.
Apparently he changed his mind.
In an interview on Wednesday's "Good Morning America," Hart was adamant that he would not host February's awards show.
He went on to say that he's simply finished apologizing for decade-old tweets — which he'd apologized for a decade ago, and once again in recent weeks — and that he's got nothing more to say on the matter.
Speaking with co-host Michael Strahan, Hart said, "I want everyone to know I'm done with it."
"I'm just done," he insisted.
"I want everybody to know I'm done with it...I'm not addressing it anymore..."@KevinHart4real on the #Oscars controversy and backlash over past homophobic comments, jokes and tweets: https://t.co/H7qgNuSWji pic.twitter.com/9ivjnrbMut
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 9, 2019