Steve Harvey has been back in the headlines over a memo sent to members of the staff of his "Steve Harvey" show. If you've missed it, the memo goes a little something like this...
"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,
I'll be honest with you, sometimes after doing a radio show, I don't want to talk. I used to have a hairdresser that didn't believe me when I said I worked in radio because I was always so quiet. I would spend all morning talking that I had nothing left once the show was over.
But, this letter seems a little much for me. I feel like there's a better way to deal with the situation besides threatening staff members of his show.
Steve has confirmed that he sent the memo, but he has no apologies. What do you think?