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When he’s not making controversial political statements or naming the wrong winner in the Miss Universe pageant, Steve Harvey is apparently really, really, REALLY busy and can’t be bothered with your stupid questions. Don’t talk to him, interrupt his walk through a hallway, and for the love of God, stand in his doorway. You’ll regret all these things, instantly.
You see, Harvey is a diva who demands that none of these things ever happen. The guy made it abundantly clear to the staff of his talk show that they’d better adhere to these demands and more.
Steve Harvey Is An Unapologetic Diva
In a memo from Harvey, which was originally published on a blog post by Robert Feder, the talk show host used the caps lock a bunch of times and laid into his staff about how the poor guy feels like he gets ambushed with questions from the people who work for him. Questions — oh, the humanity!
The memo is written below in its entirety.
Good morning, everyone. Welcome back.
I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show.
There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE.
Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.
Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.
My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me.
I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff.
You must schedule an appointment.
I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE.
Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell.
I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day.
Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment.
I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.
If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.
Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.
Thank you all,
So much to take away from this, but most notably the fact that he has a doorbell for his dressing room. Who the fuck has a doorbell for their dressing room? Divas, that’s who.
Some might go to the extent of saying, “Steve Harvey would NEVER say these things. I don’t believe it.” I mean, this all sounds too ridiculous to be true, right?
Harvey himself confirmed to ET that he sent out this email to his staff. Also, don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for him to say he’s sorry. His quote from the interview means he’s in IDGAF mode.
“I don’t apologize about the letter, but it’s kind of crazy what people who took this thing and ran, man,” he said. “I just didn’t want to be in this prison anymore where I had to be in this little room, scared to go out and take a breath of fresh air without somebody approaching me, so I wrote the letter.”
Prison? Stop it.
Later in the interview, he said he maybe could have approached it a little differently. Ya think? Maybe next time don’t be a dick to the people who work for you? That might help, Steve.
The good news for his staff is that he’s moving the show from Chicago to Los Angeles, so they won’t have to deal with him anymore. The bad news is that people in L.A. do have to deal with him now. Good luck, Angelinos.
h/t The Chive