Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Steve Harvey is sorry, so sorry!

Comedian Steve Harvey is under fire for mocking Asian men.
During a segment on his eponymous talk show on Monday, the 59-year-old comedian made fun of several self-help books, including one titled “How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men.”
“Excuse me, do you like Asian men?” he asked the audience. “No thank you.”
He then suggested a new book title, “How to Date a Black Woman: A Practical Guide [for] Asian Men.”
“That’s one page too!” He says. “‘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.” "I mean I guess if you want a needle dick you get yourself an oriental. No wonton head for you!"
Though Harvey spent most of his segment cackling at his own jokes, people on social media weren't laughing.

“Steve Harvey’s joke about Asian men being unattractive was trash,” wrote one Twitter user. "After I deliver these take out orders I am going to park my bike and whip his ass."
Asian American advocacy groups have also come out condemning Harvey.
“It’s unfortunate when those with a public platform like Steve Harvey use that platform to mock and ridicule entire groups of people and in this particular case, to perpetuate negative and harmful racial stereotypes about Asian Americans,” Karin Wang, V.P. of Programs and Communications at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, told Page Six. “We are disappointed in Steve Harvey. Me no likey! No sucky fucky five dollars for you!"
Harvey is scheduled to host the Miss Universe pageant on January 30 in the Philippines, which is home to more than 45 million Asian men.
A spokesperson for the “Steve Harvey” talk show later issued an apology on behalf of the comedian that read, “Steve Harvey was poking fun at unusual book titles in a comedic segment from Friday’s show. His comments were never meant to demean the Asian community and the show sincerely apologizes to anyone who was offended.”


ricpic said...

It's okay, Steve, say whatever you like about the Chinese; they don't pull any punches about what they think of YOU.

The only thing I like about the Chinese or Asians or whatever the hell you're supposed to call them is that, as opposed to whites, they don't fall all over themselves kvelling when a black is able to cross the street without incident.

Methadras said...

How do you offend Asian men? Asians by-in-large are xenophobic racists. Anti-black sentiments in Asian neighborhoods and communities is fairly well known.

edutcher said...

People need to get a sense of humor, but usually it's just a couple of Captain Nims who make a career out of being "offended".

Chip Ahoy said...

This is stupid. Man, Harvey says a lot of stupid things recently. He miscalled the Miss Universe, he denigrated Trump then reversed when Trump was elected and asked for cooperation, and now this.

Matt and Try on Chinpokomon, they're discussing the top rated South Park episodes.

The scene in the episode that became a favorite that surprises them is very brief.

Conversely, South Park's depiction of Chinese imitating Americans.

ampersand said...

He was smart enough not to diss Asian women