Steve Harvey Defends His Flint “Brown Water” Joke
While making an appearance at his four-day boys’ mentorship program in Georgia, Harvey told an AJC reporter that he really doesn’t get the outrage over what he said, since it was meant to be taken as just trash talk between him and the caller, not a hardcore insult on the city of Flint and its troubles.
“The uproar came. This is sort of crazy. It was out of context. I was just talking to this one guy.”
He also made a point to bring up the fact that he dedicated a full hour of his show to the Flint water crisis when it first occurred, even putting pressure on then-Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to address the situation when it first occurred.
“I had city officials and city members for a whole hour.”
He feels like folks’ sensitivity is going to keep him from being able to do his job telling jokes.
“I don’t know if I’ll be able to tell jokes. I can’t say nothin’ about nobody!”
SMH. He can tell jokes all day long…and when he steps out of line or goes too far, the audience is well within their right to let him know how they feel about it. Steve has really been on one later…