Steve Harvey says 2015 Miss Universe mix-up was ‘the worst week’ of his profession

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Comedian Steve Harvey was positively the loser on the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. After he unknowingly introduced the fallacious winner, Harvey obtained loads of consideration — and none of it was good. 

“When I woke up the next morning, it was everywhere,” Harvey stated on Thursday’s episode of Comedy Gold Minds With Kevin Hart on Sirius XM. “It was the headline in every country. And it was the worst week of my life, man, in show business. I mean, man, them boys was driving by my house. I lived in Atlanta, had a little gate in front of my house. They was throwing rocks over the gate with notes on it. You know, it was calling me names. I don’t know Spanish, but I know ‘puta,’ they call you ‘puta’ a lot of times. I know that ain’t good because it was ‘puta’ in all the notes and all the texts.”

Harvey, who’s continued to host the annual occasion, has at all times stated the error wasn’t totally his fault. He blames a last-minute change in the way in which the winners can be offered and the teleprompter.

“Well, in the teleprompter after I announced the second runner up, the teleprompter said, ‘and the new 2015 Miss Universe is…’ The dude in my ear, said, ‘read the next name on the card, Steve. Hold, hold, hold,'” Harvey stated. “I looked at the next card. I said, ‘Miss Colombia!’ That white boy said, ‘Good job, Steve, go to the back.'”

It wasn’t till Harvey did in order that he discovered he’d stated the fallacious identify. 

“I said, ‘Man, the f*** you talking about? I didn’t say the wrong name, I read the name that was on the f****** card,'” Harvey argued. “He said, ‘Man, they put a third name on the card.’ I said, ‘B****, ain’t nobody told me! Hold up, hold up. No, dog.’ I’m really back there cussing. So I said, ‘I’m going to go out here and fix it.’ They said, ‘No, Steve we’ll straighten it out tomorrow morning in the newspaper.’ I said, ‘That’s bulls***, dog. This lady deserves her crown.’ I took my stupid ass back out there. I should have let them announce it the next day in the newspaper. I wouldn’t have caught none of the hell I caught.”

Harvey has beforehand lamented that he was each ashamed of and offended in regards to the mistake. 

“A lot of people could have stepped up and said, ‘I played a role in this, too, you know. I made a mistake, too.’ But nobody did,” he advised Today in 2016.

Harvey recalled {that a} tense press convention adopted, the place he obtained into it with a reporter from Colombia, whose contestant had been falsely named the winner.

“It got real hood after a while because you know, I said, ‘I’m sorry,’ three times. ‘How could you make such a mistake? This is the stupidest thing that’s ever happened.’ I say, ‘Man, one more time, call me stupid. I’m telling you right now, gonna tear this tux off, and let me show you some things.'”

In the 2019 pageant, one of many contestants tried to right Harvey as he spoke onstage, however it turned out he had stated the precise identify.

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