If Steve Harvey has anything in common with Bravolebs, it's that he's learned a thing or two about handling the haters throughout the course of his career. And he recently had to put those lessons into practice following his accidental crowning of the Miss Universe title to Miss Colombia back in December. Who could forget when he momentarily declared Ariadna Gutierrez the 2015 winner, when in fact Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the actual winner? Steve was immediately hit with an onslaught of negative reactions to the flub. However, he has since "recovered fully" and has no plans to let it get him down anytime soon.
"Some people haven't [gotten over it], some people are still hanging on to it. Some people were expecting that to define who I was. I don't let stuff like that define me," Steve told The Daily Dish. "I allow it to redefine me. I'm a person of integrity. I did the right thing. If I had to do it again, I'd do it again just the way I did it. I didn't like the results of it, what a lot of people said about me, but I survived all of that."
And he was able to survive all the heat because he knew that it wouldn't be long before those critics found something else to complain about. "First of all you've got to understand what social media is. Social media has turned out to be a playground for bottom feeders. So once the bottom feeders go away, which is normally a week, all you've got to do is give them a week then they need fresh stuff to talk about," he said. "They're not going to stick around. Real businesspeople get it. Real sharp people get it, but bottom feeders only nibble on negativity. And I know they're going to do that. So you let them do that, and in a week it's going to go away."