I get it. We don’t like Steve Harvey. Ever since he released “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the guy can’t seem to catch a break. Men were upset that he had broken the “guy code,” and women were mad because they didn’t want to be unfairly labeled. As time went on, Steve just couldn’t stay out of the headlines, often met with backlash as big as his mustache. From the Miss Universe flub, to his meeting with Donald Trump, Harvey has spent a lot of time apologizing over the last few months. But this time-like many times, social media has blown his latest incident way out of proportion. The truth is, Steve Harvey doesn’t owe anybody an apology.
There’s been a disturbing trend as of late. People have been videotaping and posting videos of people with special needs as a means of entertainment. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) one woman who is the mother of an autistic child doesn’t find the jokes/videos entertaining. She posted this video in response to some jokes made by Steve Harvey on his Morning Show. She was visibly upset in the video. My question is, when do we draw the line? Should she be offended, or is nothing off limits when it comes to comedy?
If you’ve been paying attention, there’s no question that you’ve heard of Ernestine Johnson. If you’re a social media Queen (or King) like me, you first came across this young lady on Instagram or maybe even Youtube. It seemed like everywhere I looked, I saw her video. She even became the topic of discussion in some of my groupchats with my besites, everyone praising her for her honesty, for her undeniable skill, for her raw talent.