The Steve Harvey Morning Show said Tabitha Brown should not change who she is to make the network happy. The social media vegan superstar’s new cooking show called “It’s Compliplated” was pulled from its primetime spot and put into a weekday afternoon slot on the Food Network. Brown has succeeded as a best-selling author, actress, vegan food influencer, and fashion designer.
Brown talked about those who are critical of her. “Hello there, y’all alright? Real quick. I know I’ve said this so many times before, but for whatever reason, people just don’t seem to believe me. There is not a company. There is not a network. There is not a person, place, or thing that is going to change who I am if you don’t like Tab, as this Tab, if you don’t like the tab that gives God glory. If you don’t like the vegan tab. If you don’t like the cooking tab, the Mama tab. If you don’t like my personality. If you don’t like everything that makes Tab, Tab, don’t work with me because I’m not going to change. I’m not going to shift a little bit for your audience. I’m not going to talk a little bit different for your comfort. I’m not going to change. This person I am, this is who God created me to be, and if it ain’t enough for you, then you not for me. And if I bring it to your attention that… I don’t like how this feels, I feel like you’re trying to change me or erase my personality or my culture, and you get upset by that instead of hearing me from my heart; I also don’t want to be in business with you. Does that make sense? It ain’t personal for you, but it’s personal for me, and its business,” she said.
Steve Harvey said that the relationship would be coming to an end shortly. Brown is a confident woman, said Shirley Strawberry. Steve Harvey said he does understand where Brown is “coming from” because he has been faced with this same meeting with “them.” He said he was criticized for not articulating his words. Strawberry said that is why the radio network brought her onto the show.
Steve was criticized for other things on the shows, like not giving enough “time checks.”
Harvey said when an individual starts to have a measure of success, and they walk into a meeting, everyone in that meeting wants to have their hand on that measure of success so they can feel a part of it. Harvey said once he produces rating success, he doesn’t feel the networks should complain.
The morning show agrees that Brown is confident and comfortable with who she is, and she has an audience based on that. The author will lose her base if she tries to become someone else, argued Harvey, who said he never lost his base and has always belonged to Black people.