WATCH: This is what Kevin Hart was doing during the Oscars
Kevin Hart. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Actor and Comedian Kevin Hart decided to block anything related to the broadcast of the Oscars.
The comedian was initially named one of the hosts of the 91st annual Academy Awards, but had to step down due to the homophobic remarks he once made on Twitter years ago.
During the broadcast of the ceremony, the comedian posted a video of himself letting off some steam on Instagram. In the video, Kevin can be seen boxing while the Oscar ceremony plays on the television besides him, reports BET.
The comedian captioned the video with a short motivational message,
"When you feel like u have nothing left is when you find a way to push & give more....Always grinding. #HustleHart," he wrote.
After his tweets resurfaced, after being chosen as the host of the awards, the actor apologized on his radio show for the remarks he made.
Speaking on his SiriusXM radio podcast, Straight from the Hart, Kevin said, “I will say this, and I want to make this very clear, once again Kevin Hart apologises for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologise.”
READ MORE: Kevin Hart apologises to LGBTQ community for past jokes
According to BET The Night School actor also had an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show where he said the resurfacing of the tweets was “an attack on him” and Ellen herself claimed she convinced the Academy to give him another chance.
But prior to the interview with Ellen, Variety reported Kevin wasn’t planning to host the ceremony.
“Would I ever do it? No, it’s done. It’s done,” the comedian said, adding that the job had been a blessing but he didn’t believe in moving backwards.
“The moment came and it was a blessing and I was excited at the opportunity and I still am. In my mind I got the job, it was a dream job, and things came up that simply prohibited it from happening. But I don’t believe in going backwards,” the actor said.
SOURCES: Variety, SiriusXM radio , BET