Television personality Steve Harvey started a social media firestorm after a controversial segment on his show.
Fox News reports that it all started when the host poked fun at a 2002 book titled, “How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men.”
Harvey slammed Asian men in the segment, and, in a series of uncomfortable jokes, implied that no women want to date them.
The host jokingly reenacted an Asian man talking to a white woman and said:
“Excuse me, do you like Asian men? ... No, thank you.”
He also said that black women wouldn't give Asian men the time of day:
“You like Asian men?' 'I don’t even like Chinese food. It don’t stay with you no time... I don’t eat what I can’t pronounce.”
He spent much of the poorly-received segment laughing at his own jokes.
Later in the show, during the “Ask Harvey” segment, the host seemed disappointed when a woman from the Philippines stood up to ask a question.
“Is this a nightmare?”
Harvey has now faced considerable backlash for his comments on the show, according to Yahoo! News.
Many outraged users took to Twitter to complain about the host's not-so-kind words on Asian date-ability:
Harvey hasn't issued a direct response to the fall out, but he posted this video clip from his appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Network,” in which he discusses how he deals with “haters.”