According Page Six Steve Harvey took to social media to issue an apology to his fans after an employee posted a tweet from the actor’s official Twitter page that asked users to name a comedian they “don’t find funny at all.”
“Somebody that works for me on my Twitter put a statement out that was totally negative,”
“I gotta take responsibility for it ’cause they work for me, but the engagement was talking about, ‘name a comedian you don’t think is funny.’”
“Why would I do something like that? That don’t even make no damn sense.”
The “Family Feud” host, 66, added that he would never tweet anything like that because his “whole brand is to be
“You don’t know where these young people at in they career, man,” he added.
“They could be coming up or anything. I’m all about positivity. I would’ve never done nothing like that.”
Harvey, who said he stopped his fishing trip to share this PSA, said the Aug. 19 tweet — which has been deleted after being viewed more than one million times — “pissed” him off.
“I’m so pissed off right now, man,” the “Steve” alum continued.
“Talking about, ‘I was trying to get some engagement.’ Okay … you trying to get some employment, too. My bad, y’all. Now I gotta come on here and doing a damn selfie.
“So here it is: I’m sorry. My bad, y’all. Won’t happen again, though.”
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— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) August 25, 2023
Though it’s unclear if the “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” author actually let his staffer go, fans pleaded with him to reconsider.
“Don’t fire them Steve, just hold them accountable and let it be a teaching tool. Especially, if they have never done anything like that before,” wrote one user.
“@IAmSteveHarvey, if this is not the usual behavior from that person, allow them some ‘grace’ the same grace you have taught us over the years that God extend to us all,” added another.
Would you have fired the employee?