Steve Harvey is a comedian turned game show host/actor/radio personality, with a nationally syndicated morning radio show.
On any given day I miss his show, except for the times I’m running late for work and ask hubby to drop me to the train. On those days we end up catching the portion of the radio show called “Strawberry Letters” (named for his co-host Shirley Strawberry). Listeners write in with various problems, some small and trivial, some crazy and almost soap opera like.
Let’s forget the obvious for a moment, which is these people are writing into a comedic radio morning show looking for real answers to real problems from a man who wrote a stupid book that was later adapted to film. He’s not a clinical psychologist, shit he doesn’t even have a degree in sociology, yet and still people feel the need to write letters looking for him to give them a profound answer to their problems.
I will admit, I listen for the comedy aspect, sometimes his responses are funny and honestly if you’re dumb enough to ask a comedian for life advice you deserve the answer you receive.
My problem with this part of the show is the blatant double standard present in his responses to women versus men; they write in with problems typically similar in nature.
If a cheating man writes in there are no snide remarks of how his self-esteem is low, he’s the problem and he needs to do better. It’s usually “don’t say nothing bruh, you better take that to your grave”. He makes excuses for men, men have circles and they “talk” and a “man is going to be a man” and “men don’t make hoes into housewives” (which is funny considering if you were to ask his ex-wife whether or not his current wife was the hoe who stole her husband, I’m sure her answer would be yes). He’s speaking for an entire group, with no found facts just his on personal opinion/experiences, and honestly it’s disgusting.
Every man isn’t ok with treating women badly because they have sex with them. All men aren’t sitting around talking about their dirty dog deeds and how stupid women are. Every man is not preying on females with low or no self-esteem, and if I were a man I’d be insulted that he’s repeating such things. But then again his listener demographics I’m sure are majority women.
I just don’t understand why women listen to this man, let alone write in for his advice. His book “Act like a lady, Think like a man” was a antiquated take on relationships and the steps women should take basically to trap a man, because obviously the only way “we” can get a man is to trap him into thinking we’re someone we aren’t. #bullshit
It’s mind boggling to hear educated women (mainly black women) sing his praises after reading one of his stupid relationship/self help books. Why be duped by a brotha who is using your insecurities against you as a way to capitalize off of your want of knowledge or inside track of the opposite sex?
There is no inside track, the best way to get to know yourself and your man…is to get to know YOURself and YOUR man. Can’t nobody tell you what’s “inside” you when they’ve never met you. You’re a cash cow, Steve Harvey doesn’t give a shit about you, your problems or your relationships.
Your problems are just another way for him to make his coin. Stop being a means to an end for these celebrities folks.