Steve Harvey just made the worst mistake in TV awards show history pic.twitter.com/VTfNvEIK8v
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 21, 2015
Steve Harvey just showcased exactly what not to do at a competition, especially a nationally televised one like Miss Universe.
Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez was real excited when Harvey confidently announced she was this year’s Miss Universe winner. She was crying tears of joy and everything. However, it was a moment of ecstasy that only lasted a few moments. Harvey had to apologize; Vega wasn’t the Miss Universe winner. Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was. Harvey read the card wrong.
Ariadna had to take an L and the existential cruelty of seeing a once-in-a-lifetime achievement stripped from her. Harvey had to take an L and catch these Twitter jokes.
A live look at Steve Harvey’s mentions… pic.twitter.com/6Z6Antlycr
— Andrew Hammond (@ahammsportsgeek) December 21, 2015
What Steve Harvey meant when he mentioned Columbia. pic.twitter.com/CBDHV18zmi
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) December 21, 2015
RIP Steve Harvey. January 17, 1957- December 20, 2015. He ain’t really dead y’all just won’t let him live after this pic.twitter.com/aq1xVXsl31
— verdelle (@noiremystique) December 21, 2015
— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) December 21, 2015
To be fair, you probably couldn’t immediately see that Miss Philippines was the winner if you were just looking at the card Harvey had to read from. Whoever made the card thought it would be a good idea to tuck “Pia Wurtzbach” in small font on the bottom right corner, which is the last place the American reading eye travels to read. Maybe Harvey was set up, but probably not.
This card is arranged terribly. I didn’t even see Ms. Universe at the bottom at first. pic.twitter.com/p3ZvLAGjyI
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) December 21, 2015
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