After landing himself in hot water for poking fun at Asian men, Steve Harvey thinks he’s innocent.
Reporters caught up with the comedian at Trump Tower on Friday just after an “informal” meeting with the U.S. president-elect.
Harvey said they discussed housing issues, particularly how he could work with Ben Carson, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was reportedly invited by Trump and President Obama’s transition teams a week ago.
Why Harvey, who is certainly no expert on political matter, was consulted is unclear, but one thing is — he fully knows the controversy he ignited. He told reporters (via The New York Times):
“I ain’t been laughing that much over the past few days. They’re kinda beating me up on the internet right now for no reason.”
He’s apparently fine with it, adding:
“But, you know, that’s life, ain’t it?”
At this rate, those expecting a genuine apology might as well lose hope.