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Steve Harvey Says Hollywood is More Racist than America

steve harveyWe are still in deep shock that a celebrity as big as would state something that most other major black celebrities would never say. You would NEVER hear Oprah, Denzel, Will Smith or Eddie Murphy say what Harvey said about Racism in Hollywood. We’re not sure if Harvey’s statement is more shocking or the fact that The Hollywood Reporter, a magazine that has a black person on the cover once a decade actually PRINTED it. KUDOS to Steve. Here is a quote from a recent Hollywood Reporter story.

“Hollywood is still very racist,” Harvey says. “Hollywood is more racist than America is. They put things on TV that they think the masses will like. Well, the masses have changed. The election of should prove that. And television should look entirely different. [Scandal star] should not be the first African-American female to head up a drama series in 40 years. In 40 years! That’s crazy.”

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I would tend to agree, there is a lot of discrimination and prejudice that still is entrenched in the Entertainment industry and Hollywood in particular. I own an online radio station: http://www.1067thebridge.com. It’s an online radio station that plays old school R&B Music and Smooth Jazz and I’ve been told that “urban radio” isn’t as valuable as other formats and I even have prospective advertisers tell me that they would be fearful if too many Black patrons were to come into their stores. We still have to deal with this kind of mentality in 2013. Steve’s not lying, he’s just telling the truth were many others won’t.

  2. If Steve doesn’t keep the truth to himself,he’s going to wind up like Arsenio. Remember when Arsenio had Louis Farrakhan on to state his side of things? Arsenio was GONE the next week.

  3. Arsenio’s new show starts next week so lets cut a more meaty piece of this roast. Steve Harvey is a walking hypocrite cause he was on a rap radio station in la morning show dissing hip hop and his typical “Black” show was out of touch as he continues to be. We as black, African American, negro, whatever you wanna identify with are descendants of split up tribes that were Sold to work in a Strange Land. Hollywood is more racist than America?! Steve Harvey is more of a chatter box than Good Rev. Al Sharpton. George Duke is more funk than Bootsy Collins. A D+ on your report card got you less of a whippin’ than a D-. Shut up Steve

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