Steve Harvey was clowned on Twitter the other day for basically saying that people who sleep eight or more hours a day are destined for a life of poverty and despair.

An old clip from Steve’s daytime talk show recently resurfaced and started circulating on social media showing him suggesting that those who desire to achieve great wealth should cut back on the ZZZ’s … because sleeping any more than eight hours a day is strictly for poor people.

His exact words:

“Rich people don’t sleep 8 hours a day! That’s a third of your life! It ain’t but 24 hours in a day, you CAN-NOT be sleep 8 hours a day! You can’t live in L.A. and get up at 8 o’clock in the morning. It’s 11 o’clock on the East Coast. The stock market been open 2 hours! They’re already making decisions about your life! And your ass was sleep!”

Harvey then quoted the Bible:

“The Bible says he who loves to sleep and the folding of hands, poverty will set upon you like a thief in the night!”

Here’s the full clip (for those who like context):

Needless to say, people on Twitter weren’t here for Steve and his absurd theory that wealthy people work harder and poverty is the result of too much sleep.

Peep some of the best (and funniest) reactions below:

We could keep going (there are literally HUNDREDS—if not THOUSANDS—of these tweets), but you get the point by now. Don’t listen to Steve Harvey, y’all. GET YOUR SLEEP!

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