Family Feud Zombie: Contestant Calls Zombies Black [Video]

    November 20, 2013
    Tobias Roth
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Well, things got a little interesting to say the least on a recent episode of Family Feud. The show had a question where contestants were asked about what they knew about zombies, and one contestant immediately gave a very odd answer when saying “black.”

It is hard to know where this contestant could possibly be getting her information from, or what could provoke her to say such a thing. What made the situation even worse of course, is that the host of Family Feud during the whole thing was Steve Harvey.

As we all know, Steve Harvey is black, which made the situation incredibly awkward and it makes audiences and internet users wonder, what made her say it? Was it sparked from racism?

Harvey came on to the scene as a comedian, and certainly knew how to play off the incident, but what if it had been someone else? He has been the host of the show since 2010.

Family Feud has gained in popularity, and has become a well-known game show, as it pits contestants up against one another and they try to name the most popular responses to a survey question. The show has had some hilariously awkward moments throughout its history, but this one has to be ranked toward the top.

It is also ironic since it seems that there are almost never black people in zombie movies. The situation certainly makes for a jaw-dropping moment on television, and Harvey’s reaction is simply priceless, making the segment of the show even better.

After she says “black,” Steve Harvey even looks up the board as she jokes about whether it will be there and says to her “Shut up, woman.” The next contestant then gives the obvious answer of “They walk slow.”


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  • Joyce

    Yeah, that was weird.

  • Dan

    It’s not racist?

  • Dee Pantz

    the lady clearly said “Black”. Steve Harvey said “They’re black” for comedic effect. The lady never said “they are black”. Who knows what she meant, maybe she doesn’t watch horror films at all and barely knows what a zombie is, mayber her idea of a zombie is a grim reaper or death…as in black shroud, etc.

    Yet she never corrected Steve Harvey, it doesn’t make her racist. She simply was playing a game and that was the first thing that came to her mind…not that “Black people are zombies” come on folks. It was funny but don’t you think digging too deep for a racial remark is being racist?

    • eeje

      seriously why is this news.?

      dee is right anyway…she just said black

    • it was racist

      She did say that she didn’t know if they were white…therefore, she said the zombies were black. it’s not reaching for anything that wasn’t there.

      • Godzirra

        Steve Harvey’s reaction to her answer is what made her think of race. You can see it in her face after his reaction what it sounded like. She said “black”. That was her answer. I thought of the color black when she said it. I thought she was thinking of some creature from lord of the rings or something.

  • Aunton

    Let me guess, Dan, Dee and eeje are all white, right? Figures.

    • Dan

      I am black, why do you assume I’m white? Are you racist or something?

    • Dan

      I’m just playing, all I’m saying is that I don’t think she meant it to be racist, she’s just a moron…..

  • CJ

    I don’t think this is news worthy and definitely not worth a second glance. She just opened her mouth and removed all doubt, but my favorite part was the “you shut up lady.”

  • sharon

    i dont know why she said they were black

  • bc

    I’m sure if the opposing women said they’re WHITE everyone would have laughed it off or paid no mind to it. Black people always on the defense about that. Calm down. Not all white people are out to get you. jesus.

  • Bear1Mi

    I grew up in the 1950s..every single Black and white movie made during that time featured BLACK Zombies under a Voodoo spell.

    I never saw a white Zombie until Night of the Living Dead” in 1968.

  • mh


    for all you know nothing nitwits: zombies come from african folk lore and from haiti. So thinking the word black, since black magic aka voodoo is used to create them just shows how ignorant people are and how overly sensitive liberals are. If somone said ‘lumpia’ and somone else guessed ‘filipino’ they would stupidly scream racist.

  • ray

    Zombies originated in Africa as a part of Voodou (Or Voodoo as we know it.)

  • http://aol sandy

    It was just a game! Lighten up

  • Shawn

    Zombies originated in Haiti. The majority of people in Haiti at the time were black. Not racist.

  • Rick

    Dummy up people, only the media would make something of this, not Steve Harvey, not the contestants, not the people watching the show, only the media looking for news.

    Anyone that watch’s Family Feud knows that kind of stuff happens all the time and it is what makes the program.

  • http://yahoo Chad

    I’m with Dee-race has nothing to do with it. The point of the game is to basically say the first thing that pops into your head. I don’t watch “horror” movies either and my mind immediately pictured the grim reaper. People need to CALM DOWN!

  • zoron

    Umm, duh, dead rotting flesh turns black. Why does everyone jump to the racist card so quickly? If people don’t back off jumping to the racist card so quickly then pissed off non-racist people will become pissed off racist out of hate for being called something their not, sound familiar?

  • Nasir Jones

    Maybe she had been listening to Nas’ song “Black Zombies?” lol

  • Len

    What was funnier than the actual comment was the part of this story saying “there are almost never black people in zombie movies”. REALLY? Hm, let’s look at this for a sec…start with the granddaddy of all zombie movies “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Anyone remember Duane Jones, who played Ben? How about Ving Rhames, who played in both remakes of Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, as well as Zombie Apocalypse? And, while The Walking Dead isn’t a movie, there are plenty of African American actors/actresses on there. No my friends, what’s ironic is that Tobias Roth did ZERO research when penning this non-news story. C’mon people…stop being so PC and enjoy a gameshow that’s more interesting for the funny comments than the actual gameplay itself!

  • Patrick

    Not so strange really Zombies are a Haitian and Jamaican religious cultural thing that Hollywood took over and morphed–wow do we really have a completely uneducated society now!

  • Just_asking_Why

    How come STUPID means you’re RACIST?