ABC apparently talked to Steve Harvey about his political correctness on new judge show

Steve Harvey laid into a defendant on his new show, “Judge Steve Harvey,” Tuesday. The defendant refused to marry his partner of 20 years despite being in a loving relationship and sharing three children with the plaintiff. Harvey was extremely taken aback by the man’s lack of reasoning.

“You're not on trial for your character, sir, you're on trial because of stupidity,” Harvey told Ronca. “The reason you're here is because you're stuck on stupid.”

Harvey even went as far as to say, “I promise you, if you was my son I'd slap you right now.”

With 7.3 million followers on Instagram, it’s obvious Harvey loves a good photo. Which partially explains why he halted the trial in order to have a picture taken with the defendant.

“I got to have that picture, 'cause you're the stupidest dude I've ever met, and I don't want to ever forget your face.”

While some viewers thought Harvey’s interaction was funny, he revealed on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that ABC executives weren’t fans of his name calling.

“I said, this is the stupidest dude I've ever met and ABC had a little talk with me afterwards because you know, ‘Steve, it's not politically correct to call anybody stupid.’” Harvey told Kimmel.

Harvey has been vocal about the negative impact of political correctness on comedy. So just to be on the safe side, he reminded the defendant that he was just goofin’ with the whole “stupid” thing.

“I'm joking with the stupid thing,” Harvey added. “Because you're a really great guy, because you are handling your business in every aspect except one.”

Video Transcript

STEVE HARVEY: You're not on trial for your character, sir. You're on trial because of stupidity.

KYLIE MAR: Steve Harvey laid into a defendant on his new judge show Tuesday because he refused to marry his partner of 20 years despite being in a loving relationship and sharing three children with the plaintiff. And the beloved comedian was extremely taken aback by the man's lack of reasoning.

STEVE HARVEY: The reason you're here is because you're stuck on stupid. I can't believe you. Hey man, I promise you if you was my son I slap you right back.

KYLIE MAR: With 7.3 million followers on Instagram, it's obvious Harvey loves a good photo, which partially explains why he halted the trial in order to have a picture taken with the defendant.

STEVE HARVEY: I've got to have that picture because you're the stupidest dude I've ever met. And I don't want to ever forget your face.

KYLIE MAR: While some viewers thought Harvey's interaction was funny, he revealed on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live that ABC executives weren't fans of his name calling.

STEVE HARVEY: I said this is the stupidest dude I've ever met. And then ABC had a little talk with me afterwards because, you know, Steve is not politically correct to call anybody stupid.

KYLIE MAR: Harvey has been vocal about the negative impact of political correctness on comedy. But just to be on the safe side, he reminded the defendant that he was just goofing with the whole stupid thing.

STEVE HARVEY: But listen to me, I'm joking with the stupid thing because you're a really great guy, because you are handling your business in every aspect except one.

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