The backlash from the 2015 Miss Universe pageant really changed Steve Harvey’s life.
In a new interview with Cigar Aficionado, the television host opened up about what really happened after he announced the wrong winner during the live broadcast.
“I live on a dead-end street — and it got real when things started coming over the gate. Empty boxes with bows and pictures of bombs,” he revealed. “And these with death threats on social media that would pop up from fake IP addresses. I wound up with 24-hour armed security at my house. I have two armed guards there full-time to this day.”
It’s been more than a year since the incident, but Harvey said he won’t be traveling to Colombia any time soon.
“In the Philippines, they love me — but I can’t go to Colombia,” he said. “The next morning, there was this massive crowd, all around my car outside the hotel — all these Colombians giving me hell. My Twitter and Instagram blew up and I got called every name in the book. I got cussed out in Spanish so bad that I know profanity in Spanish now.”
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway faced similar backlash after they announced “La La Land” won Best Picture over “Moonlight” at the 2017 Oscars.
Following that flub, Harvey took to social media to offer support to Beatty. After all, he has been there!
“Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this! #Oscars,” he wrote on Twitter following the Oscars.
(H/T: US Weekly)