Steve Harvey, the host of “Family Feud”- a daytime talk show was severely criticized by several Asian-American New York politicians after he made racist remarks about Asians. Harvey’s comments clearly undermined the Asian population of the country indicating that White and African American women do not like Asian guys in general.
Harvey’s jokes were not taken lightly by Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) Rep. Yuh-line Niou (D-Manhattan), Councilman Peter Koo (D-Queens), Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) who wrote a letter demanding public apology from the comedian within the shortest period of time. Harvey’s remarks were described as offensive and classless in the letter that clearly reflected the anger in the Asian American community.
In an official statement, Peter Koo also lashed out at NBC, expressing his disappointment as the network didn’t have any problem with Harvey’s comments in the show they broadcast. Koo also added that the Asian Americans have defended themselves from such ridicules and bullying for long enough and it is high time for the media to understand that.
A spokesperson from the show has already issued an apology last week after the clip caused outrage in the social media. The statement claimed that Harvey’s comments didn’t mean to undermine the Asian Americans; the comedian was just addressing the unusual book titles during the show.