For some of you conspiracy theorists out there who think the Miss Universe mishap may have been a publicity stunt — you’re wrong. Today on his radio morning show, Steve Harvey addressed the controversy noting that the blunder wasn’t done to garner attention:
Why the hell what I do that? I’m already famous. Do you really think I wanted to be famous like this?
Harvey says he’s spoken to everyone involved except for Miss Colombia Ariadna Guitierrez.
He also took full responsibility, telling listeners:
Did I make a mistake? Yes I did. I’m not in the finger pointing business and rolling other people the bus.
Harvey also described what went on behind the scenes,the moments right after he announced the wrong winner:
All I hear is confusion back stage. I’m standing there in the wing. I got a guy in my ear going, we gotta do something. I had to walk out there and do what I thought was the right thing.
He also addressed rumors that the mistake may have happened because he missed rehearsals.
I went to more rehearsals than I’ve ever gone to for anything. I did the whole table read. I was there for the entire dress rehearsal.