Steve Harvey Offends City of Flint


And that City’s Mayor wants an apology from the syndicated morning man. Last week, Harvey got into a heated debate with a caller over the Cleveland Cavaliers (Harvey is a Cavs fan). Harvey told the caller to “enjoy your nice brown glass of water.” As everyone knows, Flint has had water problems for years. Mayor Karen Weaver sent a letter to Harvey asking for an apology.

Here’s a statement Harvey sent to the press which was part of the Detroit Free Press story on the Harvey rant…

“This morning callers and I were cracking jokes about the Cleveland Cavaliers loss to the Golden State Warriors. I’m a huge Cavs fan. The caller and I were talking trash about our teams and cities. “SIMPLY TRASH TALKING ABOUT SPORTS”. I made a joke directed at him, as he is from Flint, a city for which I have great affection and respect. So much so that I devoted a full hour on my daytime talk show to raising awareness for the Flint water crisis. I also pressed then candidate, Hilary Clinton, to offer solutions to what I called one of the great catastrophes of modern times. The and the caller laughed as my joke was taken in the context it was offered.”

Read the full story in the Detroit Free Press HERE


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