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Steve Harvey sorry for offending fans with comments about Asian men

TV host Steve Harvey presents the outstanding morning program award during the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX10QJ3

TV host Steve Harvey presents the outstanding morning program award during the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX10QJ3  (Reuters)

Steve Harvey is sorry for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men he made on his talk show earlier this month.

Harvey mocked a 2002 book titled, "How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men" during an episode of "The Steve Harvey Show" which aired on Jan. 6. He joked that neither white nor black women had any interest in Asian men.

The "Family Feud" host posted on Twitter on Tuesday, offering his "humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community." He says the jokes were meant to be humorous and no "malice or disrespect" was intended.

The comments prompted Asian-American author and restaurateur Eddie Huang to write an op-ed for The New York Times last week titled, "Hey, Steve Harvey, Who Says I Might Not Steal Your Girl?"

The Associated Press contributed to this report.