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Twitter roasts Steve Harvey alive for Miss Universe fail

These are some third-degree burns.


Ziwe Fumudoh

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 21, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 11:28 am CDT

Yesterday, Steve Harvey made award show history when he called the wrong name as winner of the Miss Universe Pageant. Steve Harvey mistakenly called out Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, as second runner-up, subsequently announcing Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner.

Experiencing the pinnacle of her career, a crowned Gutierrez was blowing kisses to the crowd when Harvey interrupted saying, “There’s… I have to apologize.” In the most awkward moment in live television history (and that includes this other Steve Harvey moment on Family Feud), Gutierrez was uncrowned and Wurtzbach was awarded the now-sullied title.

Harvey was rightfully embarrassed of his gaffe, holding up the title card saying, “I will take responsibility for this, it was my mistake.”

Of course, the Internet pounced on the author of Think Like A Man, Act Like A Lady, and the #MissUniverse2015 jokes came pouring in.

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Damn. Harvey’s never coming back from this.

Photo via Tyler Bishop/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 21, 2015, 2:41 pm CST