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.”
— Dee Phunk (@DeePhunk) December 21, 2015
Of course, the Internet pounced on the author of Think Like A Man, Act Like A Lady, and the #MissUniverse2015 jokes came pouring in.
— Caleb Wilkerson ® (@caleb_wilkerson) December 21, 2015
"I apologize to Ms. Thessalonians for my human error…" pic.twitter.com/VyH8fBTFOK
— Krysilove (@krysilove) December 21, 2015
— e (@unfamiIiar) December 21, 2015
— Alyssa Mezzatesta (@AlyssaMezatesta) December 21, 2015
— ʜᴀʟᴇʏ (@haleytaghon) December 21, 2015
Life comes at you fast. pic.twitter.com/oWLNMFQRir
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) December 21, 2015
When u steal someone's tweet and end up getting more RTs than the original. pic.twitter.com/TJy7UPtNjj
— ً (@illumigomez) December 21, 2015
Damn. Harvey’s never coming back from this.
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