Something you may have assumed. Steve Harvey’s brand is suffering following his visit to speak with Donald Trump earlier this year. A report from Daily Mail has went to reveal that Harvey’s ratings dropped in some of his biggest projects after speaking with Trump. This news presents a complete 360 in comparison to Harvey’s many highlights in 2016.
African-Americans were outraged by the images of Harvey being chummy with the then-President Elect and many called for boycotts against the comic. Harvey was dismissive and defiant despite the backlash and lashed out at fans for challenging his decision. The source said: ‘This is the moment his brand took a hit. He had been through a few scandals before – the divorces, the Miss Universe Pageant and the Asian joke gone bad – but he had never faced the wrath of his core audience before, middle-aged African Americans. ‘And unfortunately for Steve, he was too arrogant to realize the weight of his mistake and never made amends to his loyal followers for it.’ Since then, the ratings for Harvey’s game show Family Feud took a dip and the audience for his variety show Little Big Shots dropped almost by half. But it wasn’t until the ratings for his revamped talk show started suffering did Harvey acknowledge his glaring Trump error.During interviews to promote the show, he revealed that he regretted taking the meeting.