Steve Harvey is receiving a lot of backlash after announcing the wrong Miss Universe pageant winner Sunday in Las Vegas. After announcing Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, as the third runner-up, Harvey initially named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, as the night’s big winner, relegating the remaining contestant, Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurzbach, to the second runner-up spot.
But after Arevalo received the crown and a bouquet of flowers, Harvey announced he had made an error and that Wurzbach was in fact the winner. He immediately took to Twitter to express his regret and it all went downhill from there as he was mocked for misspelling both ” Columbia” and “Philippines.”
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But Steve Harvey is no stranger to controversy. He was recently criticized for saying he doesn’t give a damn about slavery. A remark that stuck a nerve in the black community and left many fans disappointed.
Did he apologize? No, instead he made a comment on his Facebook page addressing haters and negative energy:
So the question remains, should we feel sorry for Steve Harvey? He is obviously quick to express regret in the eyes of white America, but not so much when it comes to his own people.