In 2012, Steve Harvey retired from comedy–I guess for good, after his book, Act Like A Man, Think Like a Lady became a national best seller. I remember scanning through it at a bookstore and kind of got snarky about what I read. It wasn’t anything that I hadn’t heard before and what really irked me the most was that this was coming from a man who had been married 3 times.
What did he really know about long lasting relationships if he hadn’t been in one?
While doing some Googling, I ran across this article quote that kind of summed up my feelings totally about Mr. Harvey.
By: Kirsten West Savali | Posted: April 5, 2012
“In a piece for the Huffington Post critiquing the approach of the author-comedian-relationship guru, Kirsten West Savali predicts that the only redeeming feature of his new film, Think Like a Man, will be the money it makes at the box office.
I don’t like Steve Harvey — yes, I said it.
To be more precise, since I’ve never met the man personally, I don’t like what Steve Harvey represents.
There is an arrogance — a barely sheathed tone of alpha-male superiority that permeates everything he spews from politics to relationships — that simply makes my skin crawl. In his controversial “book,” Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, he presumes that women are so desperate to snare a man that they will blindly lap up advice from anyone with a pen and a publicist. In a deliberate attempt at adverse-feminism, he casts women as simple-minded huntresses who — with a simple fifteen-dollar literary weapon from Barnes & Noble — will be armed with the sophisticated techniques needed to catch our flawed masculine prey. To make matters worse, he has a consistent habit of illuminating the misogyny in the Bible for public consumption, as if the Great One himself parted the clouds and said, “Woman, thou shall be a lady in the streets, but a freak in the sheets … (((sheets))) … (((sheets))) … ”
Basically, Steve Harvey is annoying.”
I’ve watched him for years and can’t think of one time in which he made me laugh.
More precise, I’ve listened to his morning radio show a few times, and I get so tired of the sermons. He’s found God, so he thinks, and like all neophyte Christians, he thinks it’s his job to cast out demons, chastise, preach to, and sermonize all the hedonists that listen to his show ever single morning. It gets tired and it takes away from the format. He’s not playing Donny McClurkin, he’s playing R. Kelly, Mr. Bump & Grind himself, after his proselytizing. Really, man….
All I can say, if Steve Harvey can become a best selling author, talk show host, game show host, radio host, and pseudo-lecturer in the span of 2 years, we all should hire his publicist, because talent ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.