Hollywood superstar Kevin Hart isn’t planning to take over next month’s Academy Awards ceremony. New reports claim the funnyman has turned down any opportunity to host the Oscars.

Despite recent celebrity support, Hart reportedly does not want to become a distraction by taking the hosting duties.

Despite the efforts of former host Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart will not reemerge as host of the 91st Academy Awards, multiple sources are telling Deadline. While this situation is still fluid and he could possibly change his mind, this looks like his final answer, I’m told. (Deadline)

This week, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres shared her support for Hart and urged the Academy Awards to reconsider having him host.

Despite the heartfelt words and Kevin addressing the situation on her show, social media hit DeGeneres with backlash.

In early December, Kevin announced his decision to step down from hosting the Oscars amid the Academy’s demand for him to apologize for his past tweets.