Eddie Murphy reportedly turned down an offer to host the Oscars after the event snubbed Kevin Hart following accusations of homophobia.
A source told RadarOnline that was offered millions to host but said "no."
“The producers were shocked. They knew they’d have a tough time convincing him given his X-rated comedy background and after the embarrassment, Kevin Hart endured when his past anti-gay comments came to light!” the source told Radar.
Murphy previously withdrew as host of the 2012 Oscars when his producer friend Ratner quit the show after being blasted for using a homophobic slur. The Academy has reportedly trying to get him back ever since, but following the debacle, he is “less interested” after seeing what Hart went through.
“Eddie was totally turned off by what happened to Kevin,” the source told them. “Eddie’s history is as raunchy as Kevin’s and the last thing he needs is to get sucked into the #MeToo backlash that seems to come with this job.”