Family Feud host Steve Harvey has apologized for the racist remarks he made recently on Asian men. The host made the comments in another show.
During an episode of The Steve Harvey Show last week, Harvey mocked a 2002 self-help book, titled How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men. He showed the book to his audience before saying it should have a single page with the question, “Excuse me, do you like Asian men?” and the response, “No. Thank you” on it.
Harvey added if there was a book titled How to Date a Black Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men, it would be one page too. He then said, “You like Asian men? I don’t even like Chinese food. It don’t stay with you no time. I don’t eat what I can’t pronounce,” while laughing.
Asian-American restaurateur and TV host Eddie Huang wrote an op-ed for The New York Times in response to Harvey’s comment. In his column, the Fresh Off The Boat author slammed Harvey for promoting what he called “upsetting” stereotypes against Asian men.
In his statement on Twitter, Harvey apologized for offending anyone and said it was not his intention. He stressed that it was meant as a joke and not to disrespect anybody.
Wanted to share this today. pic.twitter.com/mpKGBZic5k
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) January 17, 2017
Steve Harvey’s History of Controversies
The recent controversy involving the TV personality came a little over a year after he made a huge mistake in announcing the winner of Miss Universe 2015. He accidentally crowned Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutiérrez as the winner when the actual winner was Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
At the time, he also issued an apology to both candidates and to the viewers of Miss Universe. Wurtzbach accepted his apology. Harvey is set to host the Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines on January 30, 2017.
Meanwhile, a former employee of Harvey also filed a racism case against him recently. Joseph Cooper revealed that he taped the TV host about 10 years ago while making a racist statement on white people. Harvey is set to attend a case hearing on January 23.
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