Why Are People Boycotting Steve Harvey? Betrayal
Jan 19, 2017 — “A lot of y’all hurt me. I didn’t expect the backlash to be so fierce,” Harvey said. “But I also understand that if I’m going to keep getting stabbed at, then at least while you’re stabbing me, you should understand my intent for even taking the meeting in the first place. I’m from the hood. I’ve been trying to do my part for years for boys and girls.”
Harvey’s wife, Marjorie, came to his defense.
“Doing the right thing sometimes isn’t popular…..but it’s okay,” she wrote on Instagram. “You always make me proud!”
Harvey also tweeted an apology on Tuesday morning — his 60th birthday — for offending the Asian community over comments he made mocking Asian men.
The statement came as a result of the backlash Harvey continues to receive for making jokes about Asian men on his daytime talk show. During a recent segment on dating books, Harvey highlighted “How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men” and then joked that it could only be one page long.
“‘Excuse me, do you like Asian men?’ ” Harvey said, referencing what the book might say. “‘No.’ ‘Thank you.’ “
“Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir” author Eddie Huang responded to the segment in an essay published in The New York Times.
“(Harvey) speaks openly about issues facing the black community, he is a man of God, and he has a huge platform to speak from,” Huang wrote. “Unfortunately, he’s also the type of guy who orders Krug champagne for himself and Cook’s for every one else. For his own personal profit, he’s willing to perpetuate the emasculation of Asian men regardless of how hypocritical it is.”
Huang is not the only one Harvey has angered in the last few days. Everyone from Harvey’s former “Kings of Comedy” co-star DL Hughely to rapper T.I. have expressed dismay over his visit to Trump.
Yes, Steve Harvey helps kids and has a record of acting like he cares about fans, but this recent under the table deal with Trump, proves he's willing to risk losing loyal listeners for a quick personal profit.
“Steve hurt a lot of us. We didn’t expect the betrayal to be so fierce”
Not to mention, this betrayal reminds me of the time Harvey tried to undercut Bernie Mac for the role in Ocean's 11. Maybe we shouldn't be shocked. If he'll stab his own brother in the back for personal gain... why would he care about us?
#BoycottSteveHarvey #AsianMenMatter #RIPBernieMac