It seems like controversies won't leave Steve Harvey alone. Following his controversial e-mail to his staffers, where he ordered them to stop talking to him unless he permits them to speak to him, he also said that he will not entertain any of his crew in the hallway or even allow them to walk with him. The leaked letter immediately spread like wildfire and has put the host in hot water for being "rude" to his people.

The 60-year-old TV and radio personality explained that he wrote the letter to stop people from "ambushing" him during his free time. Harvey added that it was a request to his staffers to respect his privacy and to stop them from "taking advantage" of his open door policy on the set.

So, what's the (new) issue here?

On Wednesday, Harvey lost his temper when a caller from Flint said the Cleveland Cavaliers did not "deserve jack" after losing in the NBA Finals against Golden State Warriors.

The radio and TV host, who is a Cavs fan, took offense, and fired back at the caller by criticizing the water crisis in his hometown.

"You from Flint? That's why y'all ain't even got clean water. When was the last time you touched water and it didn't have lead in it?"

The five-time Daytime Emmy Award-winner couldn't care less about his listeners in that moment, and went on with his rant about Flint's ongoing water crisis.

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When he was asked to "reel it in," Harvey continued to attack the caller and told him to enjoy his "nice brown glass of water."

Mayor Karen Weaver sent a formal letter to the comedian the following day to express her disappointment in his remarks. The city mayor added that Harvey's comments, although unintentional, were hurtful to the citizens of Flint who are going through hardships caused by the water contamination issue.

"To make a joke out of a tragedy such as this was in very poor taste, especially coming from someone of your stature," she said.

Before she ended her letter, the Flint mayor asked the TV personality to make a public apology and assured him that she is willing to update him on the crisis.

'Simply trash talking about sports'

Harvey clarified that he was not insulting Flint when he made those statements.

He added that his remarks were directed at the caller and were not made to make fun of the water crisis. The TV personality has yet to respond to Weaver's request for a public apology at the time of this writing.

The "Family Feud" host is currently one of the top trending topics on Twitter, with thousands of users calling him out to apologize for his "rude" comments.

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