"The Whats?" you may well ask. Here's the money quote:
ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke told reporters on Tuesday that the controversy involving Hart (Kevin Hart, who stepped down after "insensitive" remarks he once made went public) has had a positive outcome because it's kept the Oscars "in the conversation."
“It’s really compelling. People really care,” Burke told reporters during the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., according to Entertainment Weekly.