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Not even Steve Harvey gets women; Live Wire tallies gender war casualties

First, the bad news. Survey says that Family Feud host and Think Like A Man author Steve Harvey’s stint as the “woman whisperer” is over, after he created an international furore yesterday by giving Miss Colombia a shorter reign as Miss Universe than Reshmi Ramnarine had at the SIA.

Colombia has not been this worked up about United States interference since late drug lord Pablo Escobar railed against “Yankee imperialism” but was mostly miffed at a US Department of Justice extradition order.

Photo: Give me a name, Steve. Miss Colombia? Or Miss Philippines? (Courtesy Narcos)
Photo: Give me a name, Steve. Miss Colombia? Or Miss Philippines?
(Courtesy Narcos)

And the good news?

Well, the Aria Lounge has an opening for a doorman who can’t tell women apart.

Harvey, a comedian-turned-actor-turned-women guru-turned-Miss Universe host-turned-laughing stock, botched a routine announcement of Miss Colombia as runner-up and Miss Philippines as Miss Universe.

Gorgeous, smiling young contestants tripping over wooden questions would not be the talking point of the show this year. And, for that, women can be grateful to Harvey.

It does seem to be open season on men these days. Even women who just happen to dress like men.

And, before you accuse Mr Live Wire of playing the victim, verily I say unto thee: Hush yuh stink mouth!

By which I mean, poor Dr Roodal Moonilal and Vasant Bharath did not fare too well in the gender wars either. Kamla Persad-Bissessar successfully painted both men as little imps hanging off her dress tail in the UNC internal elections before administering the type of flogging she once had outlawed during a previous stint as Education Minister.

Photo: Can't touch this! Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar (left) strikes a pose with rival, Dr Roodal Moonilal, in tow.
Photo: Can’t touch this!
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar (left) strikes a pose with rival, Dr Roodal Moonilal, in tow.

Hypocrite much Tanty Kamla?

And speaking of public bodies shedding some unwanted pounds: Merry Christmas to the JCC and good luck to you in your endeavours under the new PNM administration.

At the risk of being obvious though, isn’t shelving your conscience in the hope of a good romp more of a Carnival vice than a yuletide thing?

There were precious few column inches dedicated to the disgraceful end suffered by former JCC president Afra Raymond, whose public pronouncements on transparency and good governance have been a breath of fresh air from the private sector.

If only, Raymond could prove that he was wearing a dress when the JCC insisted he apologise to UDECOTT chairman Noel Garcia.

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (second from left) greets JCC founder Emile Elias (far right) while then JCC president Afra Raymond (second from right) looks on.
Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (second from left) greets JCC founder Emile Elias (far right) while then JCC president Afra Raymond (second from right) looks on.

Mind you, this in no way invalidates the Shannon Gomes protests that took place outside Aria last Friday, after the club refused to let her in for free on “Ladies Night” due to her masculine attire rather than gender.

Can a woman not be a lady? Doth clothes really maketh the man?

Is it fair to have a “sexy discount” that excludes men much less women dressed as men?

The debate sparked not so much a vagina monologue as a talk tent. Live Wire barely made it down that route unscathed the first time, so he will take the bypass on this occasion.

Still, it is interesting that Gomes did not turn up for Womantra’s protest on her behalf. Although she probably clicked “Like” on their Facebook page and “Maybe” on the event invitation.

Welcome to 2015: when people can lead rowdy demonstrations for over a week without leaving their rooms; and when the stupidest thing said at a beauty contest came from the dude with a best-selling book.

Photo: The question is "People who will never host the Miss Universe Pageant again." And the survey says... (Courtesy Worldstarhiphop.com)
Photo: The question is “People who will never host the Miss Universe Pageant again.”
And the survey says…
(Courtesy Worldstarhiphop.com)

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38 comments

  1. Bush and Tony Blair kill thousands of innocent people in Iraq looking for WOMD and there had none one of the biggest mistake in humanity and no one said one word leave the man alone if he was white you would not hear allyhu

  2. There was a allegation that the teleprompter was wrong and the Card was correct. Steve read the teleprompter instead of the card. He took wrong because he was supposed to read the Card not the teleprompter. There is a clip of him arguing with the technicians after, stating his case.

  3. What if a bearded man in a mini skirt had tried to enter Aria, would be have been allowed to go in for free – dressed like a woman? Would many patrons want to go into a place filled with men so dressed?

    On the other hand, what if all women dressed in a similar manner to the way Ms. Gomes did attempt to go into Aria, would men then pay to patronise that place?

    Man to male friend: ” Hey buddy, let us go to that place where women dress boring and blame men for placing that pineapple up their butt.”

    Wouldn’t the business fail? Would the protesters or Ms. Gomes then compensate the proprietor for his/her losses? It’s a business, the policy was written to stimulate profit, not ideology, if you don’t like what they are offering, go elsewhere.

  4. We all know who Steve Harvey was looking all night long =D

  5. Allyuh ent feeling a lil bit sorry for Steve Harvey though? Ah mean they could have made the winning announcement card a little more idiot proof?

  6. One thing for sure ; Steve Harvey would be remembered forever.

  7. Wait. Shannon didn’t attend her protest ???????