Steve Harvey is only human

Sean Bates, Senior Writer

It’s finally the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Eighty women have been working hard to reach the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, and the competition came down to two distinct finalists, Miss Columbia and Miss Philippines. The glorious competition had reached its climax, as host Steve Harvey was to finally reveal the winner of Miss Universe 2015. “And the winner is…..Miss Columbia!”
The confetti flies across the stage as the judges present her with the crown. However, a blunder that would soon go viral occurred. “Okay, folks,” he said. “I have to apologize.” Harvey walked on stage to correct his “horrible mistake,” by accidentally naming Miss Columbia the winner of the pageant.
The real winner, Miss Philippines, stood in shock as the correction was revealed, and in this moment Steve Harvey’s reputation plummeted.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell called it “the worst mistake in TV awards show history. “This internationally televised mistake has harshly destroyed Harvey’s reputation as a television and radio-talk show host. Harvey hosts “The Steve Harvey Show” along with his most well-known and recognized TV show “Family Feud”.
Until this accident in late December, Steve Harvey was one of the most respected in his field, as his comedic abilities and his friendly personality made him a beloved talk show figure. He also became a national best-selling author with the relationship advice books he created in 2009.
So before we all continue to come crashing down on Harvey as that idiot who screwed up an international competition, realize who he is and how he earned the credentials to host that competition in the first place. One mistake certainly shouldn’t define the rest of his career, regardless of how horrible mistake was. As embarrassing as his blunder was, he’s still human, and we all make mistakes.