The Miss Universe mistake by Steve Harvey has gone viral, and while it entertained some viewers and stars, for one contestant it meant heartbreak. The oh-no-he-didn’t moment occurred during the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday when Harvey made a mistake in his announcement of the winner, reported ET.
Although it was really Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, who earned the crown, Steve gave it to Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez. Celebrities, including Justin Bieber, just couldn’t resist dishing on it.
Sharing a picture of Harvey that had been photoshopped, Justin gave in to a temptation for an LOL quote from his “Sorry” song.
“It’s so sad but this is too funny had to post no disrespect,” shared Bieber.
And yes, Justin is sorry for Steve…sort of, about his Miss Universe mistake.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta, Miss Universe, Homeland, The Affair and football. This was a day of Twitter beauty,” posted Chrissy.
Teigen also hinted that if a teleprompter told her to say something that was erroneous, she’d obey the robotic command, suggesting that Harvey wasn’t to blame for the Miss Universe mistake.
“I will say whatever a TelePrompTer wants me to, even if my surroundings and cards say otherwise. Because I am afraid, of robots,” joked Teigen.
Many posted versions of the video on YouTube, with some labeling it the best TV fail of 2015. But, the apology by Steve Harvey for his Miss Universe mistake also earned attention, as seen in the video below.
Mindy Kaling also shared her own wit about the Miss Universe mistake while contending that because of Harvey’s gaffe, she actually now cares about the pageant.
“You couldn’t have paid me to care about Miss Universe competition before this,” confessed Mindy. “I love Steve Harvey. And both contestants too, now, actually.”
Giving it a political angle was Bette Midler, who decided it was the perfect opportunity to poke fun at past presidents.
“Wrong #MissUniverse crowned last night. For two minutes,” shared Midler on Facebook. “Remember when that happened with our President in 2000 and we had to keep him 8 years?”
Fellow comedian Billy Eichner felt empathy for Steve, and sought to provide a satiric twist to the Twitter commentaries.
“THERE IS NO ROOM FOR HUMAN ERROR IN A BEAUTY PAGEANT I SAY LET THE WITCH HUNT BEGIN!” proposed Billy.
“We are all Miss Universe,” said Berman.
As for how the true winner of the Miss Universe competition felt after the mistake by Steve, she kept asking her manager to confirm that she had won, she admitted.
“I had to ask my [manager] many times like, ‘Did I really win? Am I really Miss Universe? Are you going to take the crown from me now?'” she confessed. “And they [said], ‘No, no, you’re really the winner.'”
Us Weekly proclaimed the mistake by Harvey as the most awkward entertainment moment of 2015. Although it didn’t happen until the final part of the competition, the Miss Universe mistake resulted in Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, happily flaunting her crown for several minutes before Steve hopped back on to the stage to confess his “terrible mistake,” giving the honor to Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
While Twitter went wild mocking the gaffe, Harvey kept busy apologizing over and over to contestants and viewers.
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