Do Better: Steve Harvey Gets Dragged After Telling Flint Resident ‘Enjoy Your Brown Water’
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According to MLive, it all started when Harvey got mad at a caller who was teasing him about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Harvey, who is a Cavs fan, felt that LeBron James’ team deserved the win more than the Warriors. The caller disagreed and said that “Cleveland didn’t deserve jack.”
That’s when Harvey went into the sunken place. “He gone call in and say Cleveland don’t deserve jack and he over their bathing in all that silver water,” he responded.
Harvey’s co-hosts tried to cover for him and suggested that he apologize to the caller and move on, which he didn’t. During their discussion, they realized that the caller was still on the phone. At that point, Harvey delivered another low blow.
“One more thing,” Harvey said.
“Go ahead,” the caller replied.
“Enjoy your nice brown glass of water,” Harvey said.
Not cool, Steve. The Flint Water Crisis is still an ongoing issue in the city as there are residents still without clean drinking water. Just yesterday (June 14), the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services was charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office over the Flint water crisis.
When the audio hit Twitter (watch above), folks came for Harvey’s bald head. Some people are calling for his morning radio show to be canceled, while others are waiting for an apology.
Harvey has since issued a statement regarding his offensive radio banter.
“The caller and I were talking trash about our teams and cities,” reads the statement (via WJLA). “I made a joke directed at him, as he is from Flint, a city for which I have great affection and respect. So much so that I devoted a full hour on my daytime talk show to raising awareness for the Flint water crisis.”
Check out people’s reactions below.
When you're in the spotlight, you have a responsibility to others. Spread joy and love above all. pic.twitter.com/eC9LYVofuO
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) June 14, 2017
— Little Miss Flint (@LittleMissFlint) June 13, 2017
Steve Harvey in that sunken place.
— Malcolm Xnxx (@MrPryority) June 15, 2017
The fact that Steve Harvey and his other people decided it was funny to joke about Flint water on their show is beyond ridiculous.
— potato 7/10 7/19 (@alanaauston_) June 14, 2017
Steve Harvey and his Co-Host needs to be fired. He tells a black Flint resident to continued to “Enjoys a glass of Brown Water” pic.twitter.com/6ZBXGgzUIR
— Brother Tyrone X (@tyrone345345) June 15, 2017
Steve Harvey is like that Uncle you thought was cool when you was a child but when you get older you realize how full of wank he is lmao
— SWATCHEZ (@SuckaFreeTee) June 15, 2017
— Tre Riddle (@TreHU92) June 14, 2017
If steve harvey show up to Michigan again at any point in his life going forward it better be old school ass whoopin waiting for him deadass
— Modest.i ☪ (@__OldMan) June 15, 2017