Steve Harvey roasted on Twitter for inappropriate Miss Universe joke

Steve Harvey roasted on Twitter for inappropriate Miss Universe joke

- Steve Harvey made a joke about cartels while speaking to Miss Colombia

- He had been discussing his infamous 2015 gaffe when he wrongly named Miss Universe

- She told the comedian that her country had forgiven his mistake, he, however, said the cartel had not forgiven him

- It was Harvey's second joke of the night about Colombian cartels

- Many on Twitter called him out saying his jokes were ignorant and disrespectful

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Comedian Steve Harvey 2015's gaffe seems to be haunting him despite having hosted Miss Universe for the fifth time on Sunday as he once again stirred controversy.

The legendary comedian began trending on Twitter when he made a cartel joke while talking to Miss Colombia who's predecessor he had wrongly announced as Miss Universe in 2015.

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Miss Universe 2019:Comedian Steve Harvey on the receiving end once again over unpleasant comment

Harvey was in a smooth sailing kind of situation until he announced 24-year-old Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur as one of the contestants who made the top 20. Photo: The Insider.
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Tweeps were not laughing when he dropped the joke four years after his memorable flub took place.

Harvey was in a smooth sailing kind of situation until he announced 24-year-old Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur as one of the contestants who made the top 20.

Tafur decided to have a little fun as well and jokingly asked Harvey if he was sure he had read the correct name this time around or whether she should go back.

"Are you sure you read correctly? Should I go back? Tell me what to do!" said Tafur

Harvey assured her he had got the name correct and then spelt out Colombia.

Tafur told Harvey that her country had forgiven his mistake but his response did not sit well with many viewers.

While it may have been an off-the-cuff joke from Harvey, the comment immediately sparked some online backlash from critics who felt it was offensive and inappropriate.

"You have forgiven me [but] the cartel has not. They are not handling it the same way," said Harvey.

Among those angered by the remarks was Colombian actor Andres Simon who said Harvey was the worst host ever calling his joke ignorant and absolutely disrespectful.

The moment wasn't Harvey's first cartel joke of the night. At the beginning of the pageant final, during the costume contest segment, he confused Miss Philippines and Miss Malaysia.

Harvey announced Miss Philippines as the winner but implied that the contestant standing next to him, Miss Malaysia, was wearing the winning dress.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter users.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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