Steve Harvey has shared his thoughts on cancel culture and revealed its the reason he won’t do another comedy special.
Speaking to reporters while promoting his new daytime courtroom series Judge Steve Harvey, the comedian and TV host said if he was to do another comedy special it would be the end of his career.
“It will end my television career. We’re in the cancel culture now. No stand-up that is sponsor-driven can say anything he wants to,” Harvey said at the Television Critics Association press tour.
“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-driven,” he added.
Harvey, continued: “Political correctness has killed comedy. Every joke you tell now, it hurts somebody’s feelings. But what people don’t understand about comedians is that a joke has to be about something.”
Dave Chappelle faced backlash from members of the LGBTQ+ community last year after saying “gender is a fact” during his Netflix comedy special, The Closer.