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Hart apologises for homophobic tweets again; Rock doesn't want to host Oscars

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has once again issued an apology to the LGBTQ community for his old homophobic tweets, while his contemporary has said his name can be crossed off this year's potential hosts list.

The controversy over using gay slurs in his past posts led Hart to step down as the emcee of 2019, after apologising for his comments.

On his SiriusXM radio show, "Straight From the Hart", the comic on Monday said that his words have been "chopped up" following previous apologies.

"Once again, apologises for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologise," he said.

He later explained the original homophobic joke that landed him in trouble.

Hart quoted the joke, "I want to say that I have no problem with gay people. I don't have a homophobic bone in my body. I want you to be happy, be gay, be happy.'"

"And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son... That's where the joke starts!" he argued.

"The only clip that I have seen all over the media is the one where I go, 'Stop! That's gay'. I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets," Hart said.

The said the words were "not I said to gay individuals".

"I didn't say these words to people, at the time, this was our dumb a**es on going back and forth with each other. We thought it was okay to talk like that, because that's how we talked to one another. In that, you go, f**k! This is wrong now," he said.

Meanwhile, the same day, declared that he had no interest in hosting ceremony.

The actor-comic, who has hosted twice, made his intentions clear during his emceeing gig at dinner in

"If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can't do that anymore, so... hey!" Rock quipped.

In his impromptu stand-up of sorts, he looked into the audience at and suggested the veteran host the ceremony.

"is here. You should host You're the best. should host the Oscars! Because I'm not doing it, goddammit! You're not getting me," Rock said.

As of now, the Academy's hunt for an Oscars host continues.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 12:15 IST