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Family Feud viewers are convinced Steve Harvey robbed contestant of correct answer: ‘That should have counted’

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Family Feud viewers took issue with a recent episode. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/KGC-146/StarMaxWorldwide

When it comes to survey answers on Family Feud, viewers think there needs to be more leniency, and now, Steve Harvey is under fire for cheating a contestant out of a win.

During a recent episode of the hit weeknight game show, the Webb family faced off against the Arrowood family.

Rachel from the Webb family went up against Haley from the Arrowoods’ side at the podium.

Host Steve Harvey asked the ladies to name “something you’d like to give your mother-in-law.”

Although Haley hit her buzzer first, it didn’t register, and Rachel was called upon to give her answer.

Rachel’s response shocked some viewers as she clenched her fist and made a punching motion as she told Steve, “A fist!”

Rachel’s answer didn’t make it to the board, and when Haley got the opportunity to steal for her team, she couldn’t come up with a response, earning an “X.”

Eventually, Rachel’s teammate, Angie, came up with a response on the board, and the Webbs chose to play rather than pass.

Family Feud contestant ‘robbed’ of a win for incorrect answer

Steve Harvey went down the line, asking each contestant for their answers, and eventually, Rachel got another turn.

Rachel prefaced her answer by telling Steve and the viewers that she loves her mother-in-law and only gave her first answer based on what she thought would be on the survey board.

When it came time for her second answer, Rachel told Steve, “A piece of my mind.”

Once again, Rachel’s answer returned zero points for her team, and she earned their third strike, turning over the game to the Arrowood family.

After the round was over, it was revealed that the number-eight answer on the board was “The Finger,” but viewers at home felt that Rachel’s answer, “A piece of my mind,” was the equivalent and should have counted.

Family Feud viewers think Steve and the producers got it wrong

Family Feud viewers at home took to the comments section on YouTube, where the Family Feud clip was shared and captioned, “WTH?? Rachel wants to do what to her mother-in-law??” and called out Steve and the show’s producers for giving Rachel an “X.”

“I feel like she meant ‘the finger’ when she said ‘the fist’………that should have counted,” expressed one Family Feud watcher.

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Another asked, “Shouldn’t ‘a piece of your mind’ and ‘your finger’ be considered in the same category?”

“In this context ‘a piece of my mind’ and ‘the finger’ are close enough to give it to them,” commented @Random3716.

A fourth at-home viewer concurred, adding, “I think The Finger could be considered giving her a piece of your mind.”

If Rachel’s answer had been accepted, it could have made a world of difference, and her team may have won instead of the Arrowoods.

Instead, the Arrowoods took the round with their answer, “Give their daughter back,” which happened to be the number-two answer on the board.

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Mae
Mae
1 month ago

A Game and the HOST is in control like it or not. The SHOWS MONEY ok!!!

Lisa Poole
Lisa Poole
1 month ago

Giving someone the finger isn’t the same as a fist or a piece of your mind . Sometimes the answer don’t seem to match but in this case they definitely don’t. So I believe the producers and Steve Harvey were in the right to deny them there answer
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Vernette V. Harris
Vernette V. Harris
1 month ago

Giving the fist or a piece of your mind is not the same or close to giving the middle finger. Each of those are separate offenses: giving or shaking the fist means I’m mad enough to hit you but I won’t. Giving a piece of my mind means you are verbally fussing/cussing/shouting at a person. Telling them off. Giving the middle finger means F**K YOU, it’s not the same as telling a person off cause it’s a non verbal gesture known world wide.

Ms. Arnita R. Caldwell
Ms. Arnita R. Caldwell
1 month ago

Right, I agree with you 100% those things are totally different from shaking a fist or saying I want to give her a peice of my mind. They might want to look it up in the dictionary.

Arnelle
Arnelle
1 month ago

If she meant the finger, thats what she should have said. I agree, it doesn’t count. A piece of my mind is not me giving someone the finger, neither a fist. Thats ridiculous.

Debra
Debra
1 month ago

I watched this show. She lost. She was not quick nor bright. Move on.

Edward Burns
Edward Burns
1 month ago

I tell u what Steve has got the big head he thinks he can do what the f**k he wants to I been hearing lot and lots of thing here lately steeling people’s jokes they need to take him off tv for good I put him in the same room as Bill Cosby Steve HAS FORGOT WHERE HE CAME FROM SO IN CLOSEING I SAY F**K STEVE

Joyce Borne
Joyce Borne
1 month ago
Reply to  Edward Burns

I think an X was correct. As a piece of.your mind is.spiken words not just the finger. Also the fist is all fingers clutched into the palm of your hand. It does not have any fingers pointed out.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Edward Burns

I agree with you. I don’t watch the show because I can’t stand Steve Harvey!

Wayne Shook
Wayne Shook
17 days ago
Reply to  Edward Burns

Unfortunately s lot of the show’s rules are bent based on the color of the skin of the families. Don’t believe me? Watch and prove me wrong. I have watched the show since it came on the air way back in the stone she and only Harvey does his biased actions

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 days ago
Reply to  Edward Burns

“To be narrow-minded,is one thing but to be plain ignorant,the profanity wow!So you need not to take up space with that MESS! You just wrote I do hope you don’t have any children.( ShakingMyHead)

Ella Heard
Ella Heard
1 month ago

If she said “give her the fist” and actually made a fist gesture, that’s exactly what it meant! If she meant “the finger” she would have said it and made the finger gesture. Also, saying “give her a piece of my mind” is verbally saying something, and has nothing to do with giving her the finger which again is a gesture that speaks for its self. JMO🤷🏽‍♀️

Shawna
Shawna
1 month ago

Steve Harvey isn’t the one that decides if the answers are right or wrong, or if what they say could be a variation of whats on the board. But everyone wants to blame him because he’s the face of the show. That’s pretty narrow minded thinking really. And no the finger is not the same as giving someone a piece of your mind. I’ve seen people give people the finger joking and playing around, people give the finer in picture they take, and they’re not giving anyone a piece of their mind when they do it. So no its not the same thing. Giving someone a piece of your mind is telling them how that person or something they have done makes you feel and what your thoughts about it are. Giving the finger doesn’t do either of those.

Theresa
Theresa
19 days ago

Some players need to grow up and quit bullying. Years you had to have the exact answer. And now any answer will do. So Rachel I would take the finger more ignorant the giving you a piece of my mind.

Yolonda D. Dickerson
Yolonda D. Dickerson
17 days ago

“A piece of my mind” is verbal. A “finger” has a verbal message but is not spoken out loud.