In an unexpected turn of events, Steve Harvey was forced to issue a public apology to his social media followers after a message from his verified Twitter account sparked controversy.
The comedian and TV presenter apologized for the tweet urging people to identify a comic they “don’t find funny at all.”
A staffer who maintains Harvey’s social media presence published the message.Harvey apologized for the sad situation in a poignant video apology posted on his Twitter account last Friday.
“Someone who works for me on my Twitter made a completely negative statement,” he said. He went on to say that, although the tweet was portrayed as a form of participation, it went against the fundamental core of his company, which is based on positivity.
Harvey expressed real worry about the effect such nasty statements may have on the careers of young comedians.
“You have no idea where these young people are in their careers, man,” he sympathized. “They could be approaching or anything.” I’m all about optimism. I would never have done something like that.”
The comedian, well known as the “Family Feud” presenter, voiced his displeasure with the now-deleted August 19 tweet, which had received over a million views.
“I’m so pissed off right now, man,” Harvey said. “I was thinking, ‘I was trying to get some engagement.'” Okay… you’re also looking for work. My apologies, everyone.”
Taking a break from his fishing vacation, Harvey publicly posted a selfie video to apologize for his error.
“So here it is: I apologize.” My apologies, everyone. “Won’t happen again,” he assured his admirers.
While it’s unknown if Harvey has opted to fire the employee responsible for the post, fans of the comedian have spoken.
Some advised him not to terminate the employee, instead urging that the incident be used as a learning experience.
“Don’t fire them, Steve; instead, hold them accountable and use it as a teaching tool,” one user said. Another supporter referred to Harvey’s lessons on grace and forgiveness, saying, “Allow them some ‘grace,’ the same grace you have taught us over the years that God extends to us all.”
In an age when social media remarks may have far-reaching implications, Steve Harvey’s public apology serves as a reminder that even superstars make errors and must accept responsibility.
The event demonstrates the power of social media and the significance of keeping good ideals, particularly in a sector where humor is intended to bring people together.