50 days left and the Oscars still have no host

The Oscars are about 50 days away - and there is still no host. 

The Academy may be having a change of heart about comedian Kevin Hart who was first offered the job. 

Within 48 hours of being named Oscar host, Mr Hart resigned after being blasted online for past homophobic comments and jokes. 

With millions of people watching, US TV host Ellen DeGeneres sat down with the comedian recently where she advocated for him to get the job back. 

Mr Hart is adamant he apologised several times about his remarks. And Ellen believes the Academy would welcome him back. 

But following the televised episode of the two, social media users called out Ellen for giving him a free pass and many stated the talk show host doesn't speak for the gay community.

Some believe if Mr Hart did host the Oscars he would have to do something quite significant to address the issue.

Many of Hart's tweets that use the slur 'f****t', or variations of it, are resurfacing on social media, along with a segment from his 2010 comedy special Seriously Funny.

"One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That's a fear. Keep in mind, I'm not homophobic, I have nothing against gay people," said Hart.

"But me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will. Now with that being said, I don't know if I handled my son's first gay moment correctly.

"Every kid has a gay moment but when it happens, you've got to nip it in the bud!"

The message of this particular joke was reinforced in a tweet of Hart's that says he'd physically abuse his son for acting in a way he perceived as gay.

The Academy still hasn't offered the hosting job to anyone else.

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