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The Chumph’s “Mediocre Negroes”

Things got a bit testy on CNN yesterday as Don Lemon asked for comment about Steve Harvey’s kissing the Chumph’s ring.

Wow! That was brutal.

CNN panel goes off the rails when Marc Lamont Hill slams Trump apologist as ‘mediocre Negro’

A CNN panel on Donald Trump’s meeting with comedian and television host Steve Harvey devolved into a shouting match after a panelist accused the president-elect of parading “mediocre Negroes” through his office.

Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN contributor and professor of African-American studies, wondered why Trump hadn’t invited any black policy makers or academics but instead had met with black celebrities and entertainers.

“To keep bringing comedians and actors and athletes to represent black interests is demeaning, it’s disrespectful and it’s condescending,” Hill said. “Bring some people up there with some expertise, Donald Trump. Don’t just bring up people to entertain.”

Bruce Levell, executive director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump and former GOP chair for Georgia, sighed audibly and challenged Hill to explain what had transpired at the meeting between Harvey and the president-elect.

“I don’t see how anything I’ve said would prompt that question,” Hill said. “Unless Steve Harvey turned into a policy analyst in the behind-the-scenes meeting, it doesn’t matter whether I was there. My concern is the people he’s trumpeting up and putting in front of the cameras.”

Levell kept reminding Hill he hadn’t attended the Trump Tower meeting between the game show host and former reality TV star, and he claimed the transition team had been reaching out to a diverse coalition.

“It was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people,” Hill said. “And you are the prime example of that.”

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The Chumph and Steve Harvey – Two Sides of the Same Bad Penny?

Looks like old Steve has made hisself an “Uncle”, Tom that is – and slinks form to suffer the approbations…

Thinking on it…It certainly is true about the cheap suits.

Donald Trump and Steve Harvey: Two Peas in a Tacky, Misogynistic Pod

The president-elect and his latest ring-kisser are thrice-married TV hosts who share an affinity for backwards views on women and ill-fitting suits.

“They’re kind of beating me up on the internet right now for no reason, but that’s life, isn’t it?”

Steve Harvey, the stand-up comedian turned TV host, gave that statement to reporters following the intense backlash he received online for a series of racist jokes on his talk show targeting Asian men. Harvey has been at the center of two separate controversies this week: one stemming from the unfortunate segment, where he joked about Asian men’s supposed lack of desirability, and the other erupting after the Family Feud MC kissed the ring of President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower.

But Harvey is no stranger to controversy, and his shortcomings usually stem from his refusal to evolve past toxic beliefs regarding women and relationships. Harvey’s chauvinistic mindset represents that of an unfortunate cadre of American men—one that promotes female subservience, tasteless jokes about minority groups, and a willingness to meet a certified bigot halfway. It is the very essence of Donald Trump, a boorish, myopic man who wants to “make America great again” by returning it to the “good ol’ days” when “men were men” and you didn’t have to worry about “PC culture.”

In 2015, Harvey hosted a TV special called “What Men Really Think.” It featured 100 women earnestly asking for relationship advice while over 2,000 men in the audience loudly berated them, raining down boos and insulting the women’s looks. The comedian was forced to halt the proceedings for being “too rapey.” The Act Like a Lady author’s entire raison d’être concerns how women should make themselves more desirable to men, molding their looks and personalities to fit men’s needs. If that weren’t enough, he’s said that gay men are not “real men” and has taken it upon himself to refer to Caitlyn Jenner as a “he,” saying of her transition, “I have no concept of what that means.” Harvey’s transition from comedian to commentator has been marked by tons of these clumsy and contemptible moments that indicate he has serious issues with women and the LGBTQ community—issues he chalks up to good ol’ fashioned “values.

So when Steve Harvey walked into Trump Tower on Friday morning, what may have seemed like an odd pairing actually made more sense than most would like to admit. These two guys have similar histories, and because of that, Harvey believed they could work together.

“We’re going to team up and see if we can bring about some positive change in the inner cities which I felt was my only agenda and he agreed. And he wants to do something,” Harvey said. “He realizes he needs some allies in that department, he seemed really sincere about it.”

It’s been an ongoing theme since Trump won the 2016 presidential election: let’s work together. But that sense of collaborative recuperation appears wholly one-sided; there doesn’t seem to be very many members of the president-elect’s incoming cabinet—or high-profile supporters—who plan on walking back their rhetoric, let alone their troubling political records. But many people who were dismissing Trump a year ago are now eager to pretend that he plans to meet them halfway. Even Harvey dismissed Trump during campaign season.

“How do you let a dude who was on the cover of Playboy magazine and has been married 18 times be your president?” Harvey told The Daily Beast in February. “Now come on. Hell, then I qualify.”

But he also said this: “He’s very entertaining to me. I’ve got to tell you, I can’t take my eyes off of the man when he’s talking—mostly because I can’t believe he’s saying what he’s saying out loud.”

“But I like him, personally. I do! I think he’s exciting for politics,” he continued. “Politics haven’t been this exciting in a long time—or as confusing, ever, in the history of it. I think Donald Trump not being a politician is making a lot of people nervous who are politicians.”

After receiving scathing criticism on social media for his meeting with Donald “look at my African-American over here” Trump, Harvey explained how it happened.

“Our president [Obama] asked that all of us sit down and talk to one another in order to move our country forward,” Harvey wrote in a note shared on Twitter. “The transition teams on both sides asked me to meet and I’m glad I did.”

“Trump wants to help with the situations in the inner cities so he immediately got [HUD secretary nominee] Dr. Ben Carson on the phone to begin dialog in looking for programs and housing to help our inner cities and he’s very open to my mentoring efforts across the country.”

“I walked away feeling like I had just talked with a man who genuinely wants to make a difference in this area. I feel that something really great could come out of this. I would sit with him anytime.”

It’s a stretch to suggest that Trump meeting with Black entertainers will do much to heal any wounds suffered by Black Americans collectively, and it’s sad and disgusting that a growing number of Black entertainers seem willing to serve as these superficial signposts for an administration that has not presented itself as one that will work to prioritize the concerns of Black people. Trump just likes hanging out with famous folks.

It’s also especially frustrating because this door only swings one way. It seems highly unlikely that a Ted Nugent or Stacey Dash would’ve met with President Obama in an earnest attempt to “address issues” or “build bridges.”

Harvey’s fellow Kings of Comedy star, D.L. Hughley, took a much different path in addressing the incoming president. Hughley unleashed an angry harangue at the president-elect, citing his birtherism and history of discrimination as factors for why he will never respect Donald Trump.

“It amazes me that to convince Black people that Donald Trump cares about them, he takes pictures with celebrities,” Hughley said in a video posted on Instagram. “If Donald Trump cared about Black people, he would not have denigrated the President with those claims of ‘birtherism.’ He would not have stoked fears and racist fears, saying that this man is less than, or not one of us to become President.”

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Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Black Conservatives, The Clown Bus

 

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Steve Harvey In a World of Hurt After Announcing Wrong Winner

This is enough to get Steve drawn and quartered in some Latin American countries where Beauty Pageants are serious business!

Steve Harvey Crowns The Wrong Miss Universe In Awkward Live TV Gaffe

For two whole minutes on Sunday night, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez celebrated what she believed to be her victory at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. With tears in her eyes and a gleaming crown on her head, she waved and smiled at the crowd, her national flag gripped in her hand.

But Gutierrez’s celebration was suddenly, and awkwardly, interrupted by pageant host Steve Harvey. Harvey, it turned out, had announced the wrong contestant. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach had, in fact, won the crown.

“Uh, I have to apologize,” a visibly-unsettled Harvey told the still-cheering crowd. “The first runner-up is Colombia. Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines.”

As footage of the event showed, the moments following Harvey’s clarification were marked by utter confusion and shock.

A visibly-stunned Wurtzbach walked to the front of the stage, her eyes wide in disbelief. Once more in the spotlight, she stood for several awkward seconds next to the still-crowned Gutierrez, both seemingly at a loss as to what to do next.

“Listen folks, let me just take control of this,” Harvey told the audience after a long pause. “This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. A horrible mistake.”

The crown was then lifted from Miss Colombia’s head and given to Miss Philippines.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2015 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Steve Harvey Hammers Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

Things are truly getting hot in here! I was also a former fan of Cornel West, until he turned into a sanctimonious boob. Not quite ready to go as far as Harvey – because some of the criticism leveled at President Obama certainly is legitimate in my view. Plus, there are plenty of Jockey Suited Lawn Ornament types much, much, more deserving of the approbation “Tom”.

Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are ‘Uncle Toms’

During his syndicated radio show, comedian Steve Harvey called out Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for their poverty bus tour, while defending President Barack Obama.
After a listener sent an email about the duo’s tour being a hustle, Harvey didn’t shy away for offering his own opinion — accusing West and Smiley for using personal vendettas to damage the Obama’s name.

“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” he said. “[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn’t come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since.”
The writer and comedian also mocked West for not getting extra tickets to Obama’s inauguration. Harvey said, “Have you ever been invited to the damn inauguration? Did Bush send for you? Did Clinton send for you? Did Reagan send for you?”
Harvey continued his rant by referring to Smiley and West as being affiliated with UTLO.org (which stands out for “Uncle Tom Look Out”).
Harvey mocked the tour by saying, “Make sure you don’t get on the poverty bus… because if you ain’t po’, when you ride the bus, you become po’.”

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in Giant Negros

 

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Steve Harvey’s New Self Help Book – “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”

Not sure how Steve Harvey became a relationship advisor, but in the spirit of keeping it somewhat real – here is an interview of Harvey on his new book…

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in General

 

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