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Steve Harvey once said he has no female friends because he is "incapable" of that.
In a 2010 CNN interview, Harvey said most men can't be friends with women they're attracted to.
The clip resurfaced on TikTok in March and went viral on Twitter last weekend.
Steve Harvey once said that he's "incapable" of having a platonic friendly relationship with women, adding that "99.9%" of men feel that way about women they're attracted to.
In the clip from a 2010 interview, which appears to have first resurfaced when TikTok user @helenerison posted it in March and circulated further when it was reshared to Twitter last weekend, the "Family Feud" host is seen weighing in on purely platonic friendships between men and women during an appearance on the CNN show "Face to Face."
"All of my friends are men. I don't have female friends. I'm incapable of that," Harvey says in the video, which has racked up over 16 million views on TikTok at the time of writing.
"What do you mean?" host Fredricka Whitfield can be heard asking off-camera. "I wanna know why!"
"You're an attractive woman," Harvey responds. "There are some guys somewhere saying, 'Yeah, we're friends.' No, that's not true."
"He's your friend only because you have made it absolutely clear that nothing is happening except this friendship we have," he continued. "We remain your friends in hopes that one day there'll be a crack in the door, a chink in the armor and trust."
Harvey added that he thinks that the man in the scenario that he's describing will "slide in that crack the moment he gets the opportunity" to turn the platonic friendship into a romantic relationship.
It is unclear if Harvey has changed his views on friendships between men and women (or made any new female friends) since the CNN interview with Whitfield aired in 2010.
Harvey's representatives didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment regarding the old interview and its reappearance on social media.
Social-media users said women 'deserve more respect' after watching the video featuring Harvey
Some social-media users disagreed with Harvey's comments on men's inability to be platonic with women, while others responded with humor.
"Say 'I only see women as sexual objects' without saying it," one Twitter user wrote.
One person tweeted that Harvey was doing a disservice to how men are perceived by portraying them as "incapable of intelligent thought."
Another said that they remember thinking that men and women couldn't be friends back in middle school, implying that they'd changed the opinion since then.
"It's vile if you view friendships with women as a waiting game for something more in the future," a Twitter user wrote.
Some simply called Harvey's take on men's inability to be friends with women "unsolicited advice" and labeled it as "BS."
Over on TikTok, @helenerison received over 44,000 comments since they first posted the decade-old interview clip of Harvey on March 19.
"Why he snitching," one user joked in the comments section.
"See, here's my thing. What if you never found them attractive in the first place and just thought they were cool?" another wrote.
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