Steve Harvey, an American television host and radio personality, had a flop at the just concluded 2015 Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas.
Harvey wrongly announced Miss Columbia as the winner of the pageant before he noticed he has made a mistake few minutes after she was crowned. He had to apologize to the audience and announced the original winner of the pageant as Miss Philippines.
But many people have since been lashing out at the American comedian, expressing their disappointed at his error.
Popular Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus, has defended Harvey, lambasting those criticizing him.
In her words, “I just want to plead with some people not to ask me any questions about Steve Harvey anymore. This man is an amazing, talented, respectable, wealthy human being. I did not realize that the punishment for honest mistakes is a death sentence by ignorant people who have no idea what it takes to do the work that he does.
“For decades, this man has entertained people and brought joy to many but all of a sudden he makes an honest mistake and hell breaks loose.
“I am actually wondering if we have to watch every word we say because we all have to become machines that can’t make any mistake. You can’t even say a word wrong and you can’t forget any date. What kind of life are we living that we all live in fear because the world will not forgive a simple mistake.
“He is a black man who has done well for himself, let not make him into one of those who get to a certain level but is cut down. Enough of the ridicule please. It is a few days to Christmas, let’s be positive and celebrate as opposed to making a whole family feel worse than they already do.”