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Steve Harvey Posts Message about Haters Following Miss Universe 2019 Backlash

Manuela Cardiga
Dec 12, 2019
07:40 P.M.
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Steve Harvey's joke about Columbian cartels did not go down well at the Miss Universe pageant.

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Outraged comments are flooding social media after Steve Harvey made a joke about the Colombian cartels while speaking with Miss Colombia at the Miss Universe 2019 Pageant.

Steve is not taking the criticism lying down and posted an answer to the people he calls "the haters."

Steve Harvey was once again accused of announcing the wrong winner at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant

Steve Harvey at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant/ Source: Getty Images

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THE "CARTEL" CONTROVERSY

Steve cracked a joke while speaking to Miss Colombia, Gabriela Tafur, in which he alluded to his legendary mistake in 2015.

Steve had mistakenly announced Miss Columbia as the winner of the pageant when the winner was, in fact, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines. Steve quipped:

"You've forgiven me [but] the cartel has not. They're not handling it the same way."

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The joke was received with anger and outrage with many taking to social media to express their disapproval of Steve equating all things Columbian with the drug cartels. Diana Correa‏ wrote:

"Has @IAmSteveHarvey actually been threaten [sic] by a Colombian cartel? Can someone explain his “joke” at #missuniverse ? It’s not funny, it’s offensive. Drugs have tainted us with blood and pain. Be respectful and Stop joking about it!!! Stop the ignorance!!!"

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STEVE HARVEY RESPONDS TO CRITICISM

As the flood of criticism grew, Steve responded on Twitter without alluding directly to the issue by merely commenting that love is stronger than hate and that he chooses to concentrate on love.

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MISS UNIVERSE IS MISS SOUTH AFRICA

Steve Harvey made no mistake announcing the winner of this year's pageant, Zozibini Tunzi, from South Africa. The South African beauty beat out Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico to take the coveted tiara.

Zozibini is the fifth Miss Universe that Steve Harvey has seen crowned, let's hope she is not the last.

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STEVE HARVEY ANNOUNCES RIGHT WINNER, BUT EVERYONE THINKS IT'S A MISTAKE

Steve Harvey was once again accused of announcing the wrong winner at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant. This time, it was the winner of the National Costume contest, which he announced as Miss Philippines.

Miss Malaysia, who had already been called up onto the stage firmly corrected him, but it turned out that Steve was right.

The Miss Universe organization later tweeted revealing that Steve was correct and that Miss Philippines, Gazini Ganados was the winner of the National Costume category.

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