You know Steve Harvey. The host of “Family Feud” and “The Steve Harvey Show” often portrayed by Kenan Thompson on SNL, who is also a comedian and author?
Yeah, so, he’s considered to be a celebrity. As such, he is often allowed to make outrageous demands of the people who work for him — because he is famous, and that means you get a free pass to do whatever the fuck you want, I guess.
Recently, Harvey apparently sent out an email to the staff of his show, detailing how he expected everyone to behave towards him during the new season. As often happens, this particular email was leaked, and everyone got a rare glimpse at how Steve Harvey “interacts” with people who work with him.
The email in question is full of demands about how Harvey essentially just wants everybody to LEAVE HIM THE FUCK ALONE. Because, in case y’all forgot, HE IS A CELEBRITY.
The message reads:
Good morning, everyone. Welcome back.
I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show.
There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE.
Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.
Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.
My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me.
I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff.
You must schedule an appointment.
I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE.
Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell.
I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day.
Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment.
I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.
If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.
Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.
Thank you all,
Damn, Steve. Uppity, much?
Naturally, as soon as the email hit Twitter, people were calling Harvey a “diva.”
How the hell are people supposed to talk to you, Steve?
Guess that’s it for any hallway pleasantries.
Also — who really cares that much about talking to Steve Harvey, anyway?
Although some people had to give Harvey kudos for being so honest with his Diana Ross-level demands.
Some people even endeavored to create their own letter of demands for people they interact with on a daily basis.
Moral of the story: this email might be laden with obnoxiousness, but you almost have to respect it.
And I have to say: it’s a pretty rookie mistake for Harvey to send out an email himself and not let his assistant do the dirty work (although he or she will absolutely be blamed for this).