Wait, Whaaat? Now Steve Harvey, I love you, but, NAW…… pic.twitter.com/VE6eZ1CPlE
— J Haggard (@HaggardJan) January 1, 2018
Comedian Steve Harvey kicked off his first New Year’s Eve special on Fox with some controversy. The talk show host braved the bitter cold in Times Square Sunday, Dec. 31 and became the focus of Twitter for a few reasons. But the most divisive reason came when he complimented three young Black boys.
“Three little Black dudes singing the song better than all the white people I know!” he exclaims after the kids’ performance.
The comment caught the attention of many conservative viewers who didn’t appreciate the remark, which they deemed “racist.”
Steve Harvey is a racist piece of garbage. But it's okay because he's black. Watch a White person say what he says and watch all hell break loose. Welcome to the reverse-racist America.
— Mike Crook (@TheMikeCrook) January 1, 2018
Steve Harvey insulting white people saying tjey can’t sing 5 minutes into the show. Why does FOX allow his racist comment.
— TrumpIsGreat (@jtoc9890) January 1, 2018
— RealityBich (@RealityTVbich) January 1, 2018
Sooo we’re gonna act like Steve Harvey wasn’t just racist as hell😂 if that was a white guy up there holy shit
— Mat (@MatBeal1) January 1, 2018
@FOXTV turned off your NYE show when I heard the racist comment made by the moron Steve Harvey. What an idiot.
— Source of Grey Hair (@freechewy) January 1, 2018
Steve Harvey is a Racist P0S. “3 black kids singing better than any white person I know” who says this? Even as a joke ?
— Steve Harvey is racist (@Messy_Monday) January 1, 2018
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However, others questioned the outrage.
#SteveHarvey Please don't open your mouth to complain about Steve Harvey making a racist remark, when you haven't open your mouth about the Fox Network for years making racist remarks. What you should ask yourself, did Steve lie.
— albacri12 (@texastrilogy12) January 1, 2018
If you're white and triggered by Steve Harvey's comment, you're about to enter 2018 as a racist
— Zoë Foxx (@Zo3Foxx) January 1, 2018
Steve Harvey isn’t racist, if you couldn’t tell he was joking. take a joke #newyearsteve
— alexis elizabeth hargis (@aalexishargiss) January 1, 2018
But Harvey’s race-related remark wasn’t the only thing that made him a popular discussion topic on Twitter. Folks also took the time to poke fun at his white ensemble.
Steve Harvey had on a middle aged auntie coat pic.twitter.com/Re0504SO4o
— Woken Sleepy (@GottaGo2Sleep) January 1, 2018
steve harvey has on that "maid in manhattan"/"scandal," double-breasted, cashmere trench and a matching hat, looking like the archangel of black deacons.
he looks like he's gonna take that coat off, walk right into your kitchens, and stir those greens y'all been cooking all day.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) January 1, 2018
— 💫PrissyP💫 (@peepthisgal) January 1, 2018
— daja elizabeth (@floralthug) January 1, 2018
2018 just started and the internet is already meming somebody. This year is Steve Harvey and his coat. lol Happy New Year! lol pic.twitter.com/l2i1JKQlWJ
— The Explorer (@TheInfoBuffet) January 1, 2018