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Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'

Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'

Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'


Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'
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During his syndicated radio show, comedian Steve Harvey called out Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for their poverty bus tour, while defending President Barack Obama.

After a listener sent an email about the duo's tour being a hustle, Harvey didn't shy away for offering his own opinion -- accusing West and Smiley for using personal vendettas to damage the Obama's name.

"I was a huge fan of Cornel West," he said. "[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn't come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since."

The writer and comedian also mocked West for not getting extra tickets to Obama's inauguration. Harvey said, "Have you ever been invited to the damn inauguration? Did Bush send for you? Did Clinton send for you? Did Reagan send for you?"

Harvey continued his rant by referring to Smiley and West as being affiliated with UTLO.org (which stands out for "Uncle Tom Look Out").

Harvey mocked the tour by saying, "Make sure you don't get on the poverty bus... because if you ain't po', when you ride the bus, you become po'."


Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'


Steve Harvey: Cornel West, Tavis Smiley are 'Uncle Toms'
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(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

During his syndicated radio show, comedian Steve Harvey called out Cornel West and Tavis Smiley for their poverty bus tour, while defending President Barack Obama.

After a listener sent an email about the duo's tour being a hustle, Harvey didn't shy away for offering his own opinion -- accusing West and Smiley for using personal vendettas to damage the Obama's name.

"I was a huge fan of Cornel West," he said. "[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn't come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since."

The writer and comedian also mocked West for not getting extra tickets to Obama's inauguration. Harvey said, "Have you ever been invited to the damn inauguration? Did Bush send for you? Did Clinton send for you? Did Reagan send for you?"

Harvey continued his rant by referring to Smiley and West as being affiliated with UTLO.org (which stands out for "Uncle Tom Look Out").

Harvey mocked the tour by saying, "Make sure you don't get on the poverty bus... because if you ain't po', when you ride the bus, you become po'."