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Steve Harvey's Response To History Enthusiasts: 'I Don't Give A Damn About Slavery'

02/10/2015 05:58 pm ET | Updated Feb 16, 2015

In the past Steve Harvey’s advice on relationships has garnered notoriety including a New York Times bestseller for his book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” and at the top of the box office with the film "Think Like A Man."

Now, it appears the King of Comedy may have made his foray into a new lane for counseling people stuck in social awkward settings. During a recent segment of “Ask Steve” on the “Steve Harvey Show,” a North Carolina resident asked the media mogul advice on how to engage in a conversation with a history enthusiast who’s well informed. Harvey’s suggestion, look right at the person and say; “I don’t really care for slavery.”

“When I’m sitting around a bunch of socialites and they start talking about the past and stuff, that’s my line,” Harvey admitted. “I just say it and walk off. I have my little drink in my hand, I just say it. ‘I don’t really care for slavery,’ and walk off. I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about Christopher Columbus. I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about a treaty.”

“I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about an amendment, a bill. I don’t care what the subject is. It could be prohibition,” he continued. “I don’t care what the subject is. When you’re saying it and I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, my favorite line is, ‘I don’t give a damn about slavery.’”

Check out more of Steve Harvey’s “Ask Steve” segment in the clip above.

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