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    Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

    Steve Harvey has caused trouble with a new clip from his show.

    The talk show host has come under fire for comments he made about Asian men during his "Steve Harvey Show" on Friday. A clip of the moment began gaining viral attention after it circulated online this week....

    "This was so not necessary and down right disrespectful," one commenter wrote on YouTube. Another added, "Shame I'm Asian and I loved Steve Harvey but after seeing this video I can truly see what kind of person he really is."

    Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men
    Oh, for crying out loud. I'm guessing these people have never seen a Don Rickles routine. Steve Harvey's a comedian, idiots. Comics have been making race the butt of jokes for centuries. Most comedy is about mockery in some form. More evidence of the wrath wrought by identity politics and the "victim" society.
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    Re: Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Steve Harvey's a comedian, idiots.
    Are you sure? I don't mind him getting some backlash because those jokes were really lame.

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    People should be complaining about how unfunny Steve Harvey is, not who the butt of his jokes are.

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    There was a time when such humor was common - yeah, common in many respects. But then, most of us were immigrants or so close to immigrants we didn't care, and it was the knowledge that we all had somewhat different traits that truly were humorous that was fun. Beneath all of it was respect for what each brought to the table. That's all gone now. There is no respect, nobody can laugh at themselves, and everybody's offended. Sucks.

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    Re: Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    There was a time when such humor was common - yeah, common in many respects. But then, most of us were immigrants or so close to immigrants we didn't care, and it was the knowledge that we all had somewhat different traits that truly were humorous that was fun. Beneath all of it was respect for what each brought to the table. That's all gone now. There is no respect, nobody can laugh at themselves, and everybody's offended. Sucks.
    Let's say someone wanted to poke fun at ignorant white people. Could he do it today the way Lenny Bruce did in 1961? No. He'd be pilloried as a bigot.

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    Re: Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

    As North American man, I'm not sure how I feel about this.

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    Re: Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Let's say someone wanted to poke fun at ignorant white people. Could he do it today the way Lenny Bruce did in 1961? No. He'd be pilloried as a bigot.

    True. Bruce's parodies of evangelical preachers were hilarious. Caustic and profane, but true to form. We aren't permitted to laugh at ourselves anymore.

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    Re: Steve Harvey faces backlash for mocking Asian men

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Oh, for crying out loud. I'm guessing these people have never seen a Don Rickles routine. Steve Harvey's a comedian, idiots. Comics have been making race the butt of jokes for centuries. Most comedy is about mockery in some form. More evidence of the wrath wrought by identity politics and the "victim" society.
    Eddy Murphy, used to say things in his act all the time about races of people in his early days

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