Steve Harvey, who hosts Family Feud and Judge Steve Harvey, says, “Political correctness” has killed comedy for him, he says, and lamenting cancel culture is just one of his many grievances. “Everything about the world’s gone crazy,” says comedian.
The widespread notion of cancel culture continues to haunt internet discussions, and Steve Harvey is not a supporter. In The Hollywood Reporter, he is quoted with the following remarks at a press junket at the Television Critics Association.
“We’re in the cancel culture now, nobody can say anything he wants to — Chris Rock can’t, Kevin Hart can’t, Cedric the Entertainer can’t, D.L. Hughley can’t. I can go down the list. The only person that can say what they want to say on stage is Dave Chappelle because he’s not sponsor-driven. He’s subscription.”
Steve Harvey, Television Critics Association press panel for Judge Steve Harvey
He continued by asserting that political correctness has “killed comedy”, bewailing that “If I had tried to continue as a stand-up, there’s no way I could maintain it because political correctness has killed comedy, has killed it.”.
“Every joke now, it hurts somebody’s feelings. What people don’t understand about comedians is that a joke has to be about something. It has to be about somebody. We can’t write jokes about puppies all the time. The joke can’t be about bushes all the time. Some of these jokes have to be about people — because that’s the most interesting topic. So if I come back, I have to wait until I’m done [with my TV career]. And I’m not done. I’d have to call it This Is It or something like that.”
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