Steve Harvey apologized after a massive Miss Universe mixup Sunday night.
He named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez winner when Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach actually won.
“I have to apologize,” Harvey said after walking back onstage for the most painful moment on live TV ever.
The photo at the top right captures the mixup moment: Wurtzbach, front, reacts after she was announced as the new Miss Universe moments after Gutierrez was incorrectly crowned.
It didn’t help when Harvey tweeted an apology that called Miss Philippines by a book in the Bible and misspelled Colombia. He then apologized, deleted the tweet, and issued a new apology in a series of (correctly spelled) tweets.
While the gaffe inspired plenty of smack talk and a thousand memes, it also brought out a strong show of support.
Atlanta reality show personality Todd Chrisley, NFL player turned television host Michael Strahan, comedian/host DL Hughley and NBA great Magic Johnson were among those rushing to publicly defend him after his massive Miss Universe mixup.
But of course, as you might imagine the major mixup set Twitter on fire..