A North Carolina resident asked Steve Harvey during a segment of the Steve Harvey Show called “Ask Steve” how to respond to a well-informed history enthusiast during a conversation. Harvey’s response? Look at the enthusiast and say: “I don’t really care for slavery.”
“When I’m sitting around a bunch of socialites and they start talking about the past and stuff, that’s my line,” Harvey said. “I just say it and walk off. I have my little drink in my hand, I just say it. ‘I don’t really care for slavery,’ and walk off. I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about Christopher Columbus. I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about a treaty.”
“I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about an amendment, a bill. I don’t care what the subject is. It could be prohibition,” he continued. “I don’t care what the subject is. When you’re saying it and I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, my favorite line is, ‘I don’t give a damn about slavery.’”
Harvey’s advice on relationships, with his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and film Think Like a Man, has gained him notoriety, and now it seems he is delving into social awkwardness advice.