Wendy Williams Faces Backlash After Saying Men Should 'Stop Wearing Our Skirts and Heels'
Wendy Williams is in the hot seat once again.
The talk show host came under fire after Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show, where she made some controversial comments about men who wear skirts and heels. Williams began talking about celebrating Galentine's Day, an unofficial holiday where women celebrate each other, and took note of the men in the audience who were clapping.
"If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this," Williams said. "You don’t understand the rules of the day. It’s women going out and getting saucy and then going home. You’re not a part."
"I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days. You can do a lot that we do, but I get offended by the idea that we go through something you will never go through," she said before she stirred the pot.
"And stop wearing our skirts and our heels," Williams stated. "Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?... Lookie here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay.”
While her audience may have been laughing and cheering, people on social media weren't having it. Many fans and viewers quickly called her out and shared their frustration with her comments.
"Do better sis," one user tweeted, with another one writing, "I used to love her but not anymore Wendell."
I used to love her but not anymore Wendell— 💚Neon.Green 💚 (@ken_dolllllllll) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams really? What sort of ignorance is coming out of your mouth regarding gay men wanting to be women!! Really Wendy?— SanHer (@herrera139) February 13, 2020
Hmm.. Not all gay people wear skirts, not all cis or trans women wear skirts either. I am annoyed by her comments, especially the menstruation aspect of it. It seems to me she has an issue with gay people as well as with trans women. Really disappointed about @WendyWilliams https://t.co/S8zivnuqj5— Ninotska Love (@NinotskaLove) February 13, 2020
Wendy Williams went out of her way to be hateful towards gay men. Im all set on her.— Frankie (@FrankieLRivera) February 13, 2020
Shes tired— ⚡🕴🏾♎~CaSinO GhAnJa~♎♠️💫 (@FatherGhanja) February 13, 2020
Wendy you need to stop trippin, why the rant about galentines day? Tell your friends who menstruate to stop showing up at our clubs then 💁🏽♂️— ... (@futbolfan1999) February 13, 2020
As you would say “she’s less than smart”
Williams is no stranger to controversy, as just a couple of weeks back she was forced to apologize after she poked fun at Joaquin Phoenix's cleft lip scar. After Canadian football player Adam Bighill called her out and shared that his son, Beau, had his lip repaired, Williams and her show donated to Operation Smile and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
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