Steve Harvey speaks with the media at Trump Tower on January 13, 2017 in New York. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith        (Photo credi
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After widespread backlash, Steve Harvey apologized for an offensive joke he made about Asian men last week on his talk show.

“Wanted to share this today,” Harvey shared in a note on Twitter on Tuesday. "I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week. It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever."

The criticism came during a segment about dating books on Jan. 6 where the comedian said a book titled How to Date White Women: A Practical Guide for Asian Men would just be one page. Many spoke out about the comments, including a moving takedown by Fresh Off the Boat author Eddie Huang published to The New York Times.

Steve Harvey is also under scrutiny for a meeting he had with President-elect Donald Trump, to which he also released a statement today via Twitter, saying, "I feel that something really great could come out of this... I would sit with him anytime."

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