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Netizens post sharp, witty tweets vs Steve Harvey on Miss Universe gaffe

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Steve Harvey holds up the card showing the winners after he incorrectly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was named Miss Universe. AP

This year’s edition of Miss Universe will go down as one of its most memorable and most controversial pageants yet.

Netizens unleashed their wrath against pageant host Steve Harvey after he erroneously crowned the wrong winner with Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, who is the real first-runner up.

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Philippines’ bet Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was then declared the rightful winner of the 64th edition of the pageant, ending the country’s 42-year title drought.

While some slammed Harvey for his mistake, some chose to be funny and tweeted witty comments about the mix-up.

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READ: After mix-up, Pia Wurtzbach crowned Miss Universe 2015

The mix-up resulted into an awkward moment between Gutierrez and Wurtzbach in the Planet Hollywood stage.

Harvey has apologized for his mistake: “Listen folks, let me just take control of this. This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake… but I can show it to you right here. It was my mistake. Still a great night. Please don’t hold it against the ladies. We feel so badly, but it’s still a great night.”

He even issued an apology on Twitter.

READ: Steve Harvey apologizes for Miss Universe mix-up; misspells PH, Colombia

Wurtzbach is the Philippines’ third Miss Universe winner.

#MissUniverse2015 became the top trending topic on Twitter on Monday. CDG

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TOPICS: Ariadna Gutierrez, Colombia, Controversy, Miss Universe, netizens, pageant, Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach, reactions, Steve Harvey, Twitter
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