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Steve Harvey Makes Racist Comments About Dating Asian Men, Internet Claps Back

01/12/2017 11:04 EST | Updated 01/12/2017 11:04 EST

No Steve Harvey, just no.

The "Steve Harvey Show" host is in hot water after racist comments he made last week about dating Asian men. The 59-year-old host ran a segment where he tried to make a joke (keyword: tried) while talking about a 2002 book titled, How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men.

Explaining that the book should only have a single page asking white women, "Excuse me, do you like Asian men?," the host followed up with his own answer: "No. Thank you."

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And to make things worse (and seriously, we didn't think it could get worse), the "Family Feud" host made up a fake book called, How to Date a Black Woman: A Practical Guide [for] Asian Men, Mashable reports.

"Same thing," he said on television, hinting both white and black women wouldn't date Asian men. "You like Asian men?... I don’t even like Chinese food."

"I don't eat what I can't pronounce."

Really Steve? In 2017?

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Television host Steve Harvey attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week.

Fortunately, the Internet was having none of it. On Twitter, some users pointed out that his comments are racist, not funny, while others pointed out his complete ignorance.

However, others also pointed out this still isn't an excuse for Asians (or anyone for that matter) to be anti-black.

In the past, the Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man author received backlash for misogynist and sexist comments from his book, and as Salon points out, this so-called dating expert's ideas around relationships have a "disturbing undercurrent of 'boys will be boys' apologia."

"[He is] arguing that men are this way for a reason and women might as well deal with it. On the subject of cheating, Harvey believes that men cheat because they are weak, but it’s also a woman’s fault if the man strays; after all, no man would do that if he were satisfied in his relationship."

Salon also reports that his screw up during the 2015 Miss Universe pageant (yes, that screw up), was just the tip of the iceberg.

"Of course, Harvey didn’t admire these women for their immense contributions to making the world a better place but instead for their assets. According to [Bustle], Steve Harvey’s commentary as the host was nothing but a series of comments about how great the ladies looked in their bikinis."

Harvey has yet to comment on his racist remarks about Asian men.

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