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Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting Academy Awards

| Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, 10:24 a.m.
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart poses at Kevin Hart's 'Laugh Out Loud' new streaming video network launch event at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres,  Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Two days after he was named as host last Dec. 2018, Hart backed off when some of his homophobic tweets from a decade ago resurfaced. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart poses at Kevin Hart's 'Laugh Out Loud' new streaming video network launch event at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Two days after he was named as host last Dec. 2018, Hart backed off when some of his homophobic tweets from a decade ago resurfaced. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting the Academy Awards.

“No,” was his response when asked Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Hart says it’s too late to prepare.

Hart added it’s “hard to predict what can happen.” But he doesn’t want “people to think there’s a thing about me and the Academy.”

The motion picture academy has not named a replacement host for its Feb. 24 awards show since Hart backed away days after being named host last month when some anti-gay tweets he had made a decade ago resurfaced.

Earlier this week on his Sirius XM show “Straight from the Hart” program, he again apologized to the LGBTQ community.

He told “GMA” he’s not giving any more explanations. Hart says, “I’m just done.”

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