Steve Harvey is in hot water once again after the comedian allegedly took a joke way too far during a discussion about the 2017 NBA Finals on his radio show. Harvey reportedly took shots at a resident of Flint, Michigan, leaving many listeners (and even more folks on social media) with a bad taste in their mouths.
The offensive joke has even caused many on Twitter to reignite the Steve Harvey boycott.
According to one listener of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the comedian got into a bit of an awkward conversation with one caller after he claimed LeBron James deserved to lose the series against the Golden State Warriors. Harvey allegedly said, "You from Flint? That's why y'all ain't even got clean water. When was the last time you touched water and it didn't have lead in it?"
The listener admitted she was shocked as Harvey expanded on the ill-advised joke, but he didn't stop there, adding, "Go have yourself a nice glass of brown water!" After that the listener claimed Harvey's co-host told him to apologize, to which Harvey said he had nothing to say sorry for.
Understandably, critics have taken to Twitter to slam Harvey.
Steve Harvey is mad disrespectful. Gonna make fun of a guy from Flint, MI saying "you ain't even got no water."— ✂️Siddy⚡️ (@sidnycccc) June 13, 2017
steve harvey bald head coon making fun of a guy from flint michigan..the water situation isn't funny people need to make him feel it— It's me..QueenBee👑✊ (@UndeniableQueen) June 13, 2017
Steve Harvey is on the radio clowning this guy for living in Flint and not having clean water, it's mad confusing.— G$ (@MasterGregory_) June 13, 2017
So Steve Harvey is clowning Flint, Mi on the water crisis. Well, Steve I see your ignorance shining😡, children are dying and you joke. pic.twitter.com/elttlVO0P6— Jacqueline Allen (@jallen1362twitt) June 14, 2017
Telling someone from Flint, MI to "go have a nice glass of brown water" thinking that's funny? F Steve Harvey. He's trash. https://t.co/CQ7JcA0oVa— E.S. (@sweetscorp82) June 13, 2017
Wow, Steve Harvey can go to Hell for what he said about the Flint Water crisis. I hope you lose all your jobs you POS.— ShutterLense (@Shutter_Lense) June 14, 2017
The Steve Harvey Flint thing isn't surprising all. The man invited Paula Deen AFTER the N word controversy to mentor young black boys 🙄— Beautifully Black (@CeeReeSpeaks) June 13, 2017
Steve Harvey is out here joking about the Flint water crisis...just stick to fat shaming us, Steve...it's not AS cruel of a thing to do.— TaShara B. Lee (@Peace_Pak1) June 13, 2017
The fact that Steve Harvey can crack a joke on a Flint citizen based on their deplorable water conditions over a basketball team, is SAD— Minx Couture🖤 (@MinxCouture) June 13, 2017
Steve Harvey really out here disrespecting Flint?!— Jaih (@iAmJaiWil) June 13, 2017
Steve Harvey really joked about Flint?— A.A. (@_Simply_Amanda) June 13, 2017
@cthagod steve Harvey deserves donkey of the day after going off on a gs can who live in Flint. Telling him to drink dirty water.— Tash B'Gosh (@creole_rican) June 13, 2017
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