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Ellen DeGeneres Defends Kevin Hart, Wants to See Him Back as Oscars Host

By TheBlast Staff

Ellen DeGeneres is stumping for her friend Kevin Hart and is hoping he'll be back as the host of the Oscars.

Hart was the talk show queen's guest for her Friday show and in a sneak peek of the episode, DeGeneres revealed she reached out to the Academy on Hart's behalf in an effort to get him back on the show.

The "Upside" star began the interview with a lengthy interpretation of the events that led to him stepping down as host.

"This wasn’t an accident. This wasn’t a coincidence. It wasn’t a coincidence that the day after I received the job, tweets somehow manifested from 2008," Hart said.

Ellen DeGeneres let Kevin Hart speak his mind before chiming in with her thoughts.

“I called [The Academy]," DeGeneres revealed. "I said, ‘Kevin’s on, I have no idea if he wants to come back and host, but what are your thoughts?’ And they were like, ‘Oh my God, we want him to host. We feel like that maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong or maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host. Whatever we can do we would be thrilled. And he should host the Oscars."

Ellen's position was not well-received by on Twitter, with many people tweeting their disappointment with her for her choice to support Hart.

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