Kevin Hart may be out of the Oscars – but he's still in the spotlight.
A day later the comedian left his concert to host the night of Hollywood nights, amidst the repercussions of his old homophobic tweets, critics and other celebrities continued to assess the controversy – and how he should handle it.
"Kevin Hart is a comedian, the problem is he was not joking about homosexuals, he has long been problematic in the LGBT comments and he refuses to fully apologize and be an ally If he has evolved so much, the excuses are not so difficult " tweeted The "Queer Eye" star, Jonathan Van Ness, Friday.
The comedian and actor in late Thursday & # 39; yes and & # 39; retired from being in turmoil for his anti-gay tweets from years ago. Hart said the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences had asked him to apologize or quit, and he did not want to apologize.
"The reason I passed [on the apology] It's because I've dealt with this multiple times, "he told his fans on Instagram.An hour later, he tweeted that he was coming down.
"I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past," he added.
But some said they were disappointed that Hart did not hold the concert and used it to atone for offensive jokes.
"Kevin Hart should not have come down, he should have stepped up," tweeted Sarah Kate Ellis, president of the LGBT GLAAD organization.
"Hart's apology to LGBTQ people is a major breakthrough, but he has lost a real opportunity to use his platform and the Oscar stage to build unity and awareness."
Others have been left rolling their eyes and saying enough already with the excuses.
In 2015, Hart had accused his comments of his "insecurities".
"How many times does he need to apologize, do you think?" She asked Joy Behar from ABC "The View" on Friday morning. "Or is it cooked?"
The co-host Sunny Hostin then criticized "this sort of mob mentality that we are seeing, these forced excuses, you know, they all get on the bandwagon, not allowing people to evolve, not allowing people to appropriate things."
The only comment from Hart on Friday was a phrase by Martin Luther King Jr.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he is in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he finds himself in moments of challenge and controversy" he tweeted.