The past few days have been pretty tough for Steve Harvey.
In addition to getting raked over the coals for his meeting with Donald Trump, Steve came under fire for an offensive joke he made about dating Asian men on his talk show.
See the clip below.
“Fresh Off the Boat” author Eddie Huang fired back at Steve in an essay published in the New York Times, where he wrote:
I realized that people on the margins aren’t afforded the privilege of being complicated, whole, human beings in America; we have to create that existence ourselves, and it is that experience that I feel fundamentally binds us.
Over time, I began to find solidarity with my singularity and difference. Yet the one joke that still hurts, the sore spot that even my closest friends will press, the one stereotype that I still mistakenly believe at the most inopportune bedroom moments … is that women don’t want Asian men. Attractiveness is a very haphazard dish that can’t be boiled down to height or skin color, but Asian men are told that regardless of what the idyllic mirepoix is or isn’t, we just don’t have the ingredients.
Steve, who is celebrating his 60th birthday today, took to his Instagram page to issue a public apology to the Asian community.