Steve Harvey has come a long way since his legendary “Kings of Comedy” days. The comedian is a multi-faceted host with his own production company. It seems like he can anything but he’s recently revealed that he’s hesitant when it comes to returning to his roots.
With the current political climate and all eyes turning to social media, almost anything and everything a celebrity says and does is up for public discussion.
Personalities who state their opinion on their outlets, whether it be podcasts or social media pages, run the risk of losing sponsors just as actors run the risks of losing their roles depending on how the comments are received.
Sponsors are what keeps his talk show and his position on “Family Feud” going.
“That’s the one hesitancy I have with going back to stand-up. I’m a sponsor-driven business, and they keep moving the line of political correctness. It keeps getting closer and closer to where you can’t open your mouth negatively. Throw away freedom of speech. That’s out the window now,” Steve explained.
He also brought up another good point.
“The Ku Klux Klan and the skinheads can get a permit to walk down the street to bash Jews, gays, blacks, immigrants, anybody. But if I tell a joke, Procter & Gamble pulls. Once Procter & Gamble pulls, Mercedes gotta pull. Then Kool-Aid. That’s an ugly place to be in. But you can get a permit and put a hood on your head to walk down the street. Really? Regardless as to what our president said, there’s not good people on both sides,” the 61-year-old added.
Steve is no stranger to controversy. His talk show is currently being sued for sexual harassment after a woman claims she was booked to appear as a fit mom who likes to show off her curves.
Instead, she was made to change and stood before an audience while they voted whether she appeared as a “whore,” “slut,” “ratchet,” or “[has] daddy issues.”
Do you think Steve Harvey has a point?