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Steve Harvey Reacts to Epic Oscars Flub: 'I Can Help Warren Beatty Through This'

by Jackie Willis 5:27 AM PST, February 27, 2017
Playing Steve Harvey Reacts to Epic Oscars Flub: 'I Can Help Warren Beatty Through This'

Steve Harvey knows all about announcing the wrong winner.

While hosting Miss Universe in 2015, the 60-year-old comedian accidentally crowned Miss Colombia instead of the real winner, Miss Philippines.

On Sunday night at the 89th Academy Awards, a similar snafu occurred when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land won for Best Picture when Moonlight was actually the winner. "Guys. This is very unfortunate, what happened," Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked after the epic flub. "Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this."

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On Monday morning, Harvey reacted to the mishap on his radio show, and had some encouraging words and quips for Beatty. "Good morning everybody! Went to sleep early last night. So... what I miss?" he initially tweeted.

"I know all about that this. I know more than anyone else in this world," Harvey reacted to the flub at the start of his morning radio program. "I am the creator of these moments."

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Harvey went on to jokingly defend Beatty for reading out the wrong name. "Because Warren Beatty made this mistake, does he have to die? Should he lose his life for this? Y’all want to kill him? He needs security because of this," he exclaimed. "Me and Warren handled this great. We handled it great."

He was also impressed with how the Oscars as a whole owned up to the mix-up. "At least the producers of the Oscars stood with him, they snatched the card," he noted. "They corrected the mistake that night."

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Sympathizing with the situation, Harvey had a message for Beatty. "I can help Warren Beatty get through this. I am gonna show him about how to handle it with dignity and grace," he said. "Warren Beatty had the same 'oh hell no' look. Call me Warren Beatty."

Moonlight star Mahershala Ali attempts to comfort presenter Warren Beatty backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images

Not letting up with the jokes, Harvey added, "In closing, I'd like to say in the words of Martin Luther King, 'Free at last!'"

In case you missed it, check out Kimmel's joke about Harvey's Miss Universe flub after the Oscars snafu:

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