Steve Harvey faces backlash as his wife, Marjorie Harvey, used the derogatory term “retarded” in an Instagram video. The clip, where they playfully argue about cutting fruit, took a controversial turn when Marjorie said, “I’m sitting here arguing with my husband, ’cause clearly he thinks I’m retarded [and] I don’t know how to cut a beet.” It quickly gained over 400,000 views.
Marjorie Harvey, a fashion and lifestyle blogger with 1.7 million followers, faced criticism from fans. Some argued that using the “R” word in any context is demeaning and hurtful, especially to those with cognitive disabilities.
Steve Harvey came to his wife’s defense, insisting she meant no harm and that people were being overly sensitive. Some supporters agreed, saying it’s gone too far when words used in private become public issues.
The incident sparked debate about whether the public has a right to be upset over the use of such language or if it’s an example of political correctness taken to extremes.