Was Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe Gaffe staged?
Harvey crowned the wrong winner Sunday night, and suddenly, a pageant that had received little buzz was a top trending topic on Twitter. As AdWeek points out, “The whole scenario, frankly, felt like a twist from WWE’s WrestleMania rather than from a hyperproduced global pageant.” And that includes a botched tweeted apology. Even though an intentional screw-up seems unlikely, skepticism abounds. PLUS: “Oh dear God,” tweeted Miss America host Chris Harrison.
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