This year, the world’s biggest beauty pageant could attract people’s attention longer than usual when the host Steve Harvey made an unforgivable mistake on the final round of Miss Universe 2015. A few minutes after Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez had been announced the winner, audience over the world was shocked when Mr Harvey declared his blunder that actually Miss Universe crown should belong to Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.
The world witnessed the awkward scene when the crown was retrieved back from Miss Colombia and given to the real winner. Within a few hours, the footage of this scene turned into the viral video while #MissUniverse2015 became the no.1 hottest topic on Twitter. The culprit of the gaffe Steve Harvey later wrote on his Twitter that “I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible,” and “Secondly, I'd like to apologize to the viewers at that I disappointed as well. Again it was an honest mistake.”
However, it seems like the world is not ready to forgive him. Miss Universe followers including Colombian audience are quite upset about this. Likewise, some conspiracy theorists believe that they could smell something fishy from this competition.
The Washington Post published its doubt on this blunder and claimed that Mr Harvey first blamed on the teleprompter which indicated the winner was Miss Columbia. But a Twitter user posted a photo taken from the teleprompter on that night proving there was nothing wrong with it. The scandal even turned more sceptical when Miss Australia Monika Radulovic one of the five finalists told the Sunrise that the mistake was unlikely to happen.
“All the contestants were on the sides of the stage and we actually saw on the teleprompter saying Miss Philippines please take you first walk as Miss Universe. But after that Miss Colombia was crowned. We were looking at each other and thought what we were reading,” she said.
The world is suspecting that the gaffe was not Stave Harvey’s mix-up but a ploy for attention making Miss Universe contest a publicity stunt. If so, the ploy is perfectly successful. People on social networks including public figures are hotly reacting towards this issue.
Justin Bieber also could not help expressing his opinion on Instagram. The superstar posted a photoshopped picture of Mr Harvey with a caption from a quote of his song “Is it too late now to say sorry?” Under the picture, he wrote that “It's so sad but this is too funny had to post no disrespect.”
If the conspiracy theories sound reasonable enough, it is believed that Steve Harvey is also able to turn his talk show a rating magnet within a night. Moreover, despite that fact tha Donald Trump does not own Miss Universe pageant anymore, the US president front-runner is blamed for being involved in this issue.