‘White Twitter’ Plays Victim To Steve Harvey’s ‘3 Lil Black Dudes’ Statement

Posted On : 01/01/2018

TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY — Aside from getting dragged about his outfit, some white folks now claim Steve Harvey is racist after his New Year’s Eve statement.

Apparently, 2018 just isn’t starting off right for Steve.

BUT THEY MISSED THE HELL OUT OF HARVEY’S POINT

“Three little Black dudes singing the song better than any white person I know.” — Steve Harvey

If you were watching Steve’s NYE antics via FOX, you know the backstory behind what was said.

According to Raw Story, Steve was discussing the only New Year’s Eve song we seem to recognize: “Auld Lang Syne.”

Harvey stated that hardly anyone — white people included — knows the full lyrics to the song. Mostly, everyone just knows the first line of the song.

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?”

After that, it generally becomes a fumble storm of lyrical disaster — again, even for white people — all coupled with cheers and wine/champagne guzzling.

STEVE’S POINT

What Black person knows what “auld lang syne” means?? That’s not something we’d consider “priority trivia”…let alone knowing what it means in application.

Well, Steve’s musical guests — a Black singing trio whom once appeared on a segment of Showtime at the Apollo — came onto the stage and sang the words to “Auld Lang Syne.”

Afterwards, jokingly, Steve Harvey made the aforementioned statement about them singing the song better than any white person he knows.

But really, such a victimized misplaced context shouldn’t be surprising, right? Of course, they jumped down his throat about it.

BACKGROUND OF THE SONG

The NYE song was actually a poem recorded by Robert Burns in 1788, according to Scotland.org. The source notes as follows.

“In 1788 the Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.”

If you’re interested in the full lyrics, they’re located below.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.

Chorus:

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

[Chorus]

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.

[Chorus]

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
Frae mornin’ sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin auld lang syne.

[Chorus]

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.

[Chorus]

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And long, long ago.

[Chorus]

And for long, long ago, my dear
For long, long ago,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
For long, long ago

And surely youll buy your pint-jug!
And surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
For long, long ago.

[Chorus]

We two have run about the hills
And pulled the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered manys the weary foot
Since long, long ago.

[Chorus]

We two have paddled in the stream,
From morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
Since long, long ago.

[Chorus]

And there’s a hand, my trusty friend!
And give us a hand of yours!
And we’ll take a deep draught of good-will
For long, long ago.

[Chorus]

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