Wendy Williams is SORRY for comments she made on her show yesterday about gay men wearing women’s clothing. See her tearful apology inside…
Often times, Wendy Williams gets herself involved in controversy for “saying it like she means it” with her strong opinions. And her latest comments about gay men wearing women’s clothing just got her hemmed up.
Yesterday, the daytime talk show host (above at the 2019 Pride event in NYC) was discussing Galentine’s Day – which is a “holiday” the day before Valentine’s Day for women to link up with their girlfriends and have fun. She asked the audience to clap if they were celebrating Galentine’s Day and a few men in the audience were clapping. When Wendy noticed it, she spoke on it, and her comments have pissed off the LGBTQ+ community especially.
“Well, first of all, if you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this,” Williams said. “You don’t even understand the rules of the day. It’s women going out and getting saucy and then going back home. You’re not a part.”
“I don’t care if you’re gay,” she continued. “You don’t get a mensi [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 didn’t stop there. She continued to get her point across.
“And stop wearing our skirts and our heels! Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?,” she asked the audience as they erupted in laughter.
Check it at the 6-minute mark below:
Some folks agreed with her. But most of Twitter immediately began a dragging session aimed at the daytime talk show host:
This is not cute. It’s homophobic.
Do better. https://t.co/sOFiBBDHhM
— Justin Mikita (@JustinMikita) February 14, 2020
fuck wendy williams and her homophobic studio audience.
— NomaL (@lungeIo) February 14, 2020
[email protected], some friendly reminders:
1. Many cis women would be offended by having their womanhood reduced to a skirt and heels + menstruation.
2. I don’t menstruate. I do wear a skirt and heels. Both are independent of me being a woman.
3. Let people wear what they want. https://t.co/HrtIb1cuH0
— Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) February 13, 2020
If #WendyWilliams is so offended by us then why was she on OUR float at NYC Pride? pic.twitter.com/uKI7B9Sclp
— Steph Mendoza (@MindofMendoza) February 14, 2020
You want gay men to stop trying to dress and be like women, have you seen yourself, show us your mangina so we can all put this at rest. Striking resemblance to man in drag no doubt. Excuse me sir! #WendyWilliams pic.twitter.com/dJKAlSV1RK
— ArmoredNight (@armored_night) February 14, 2020
#WendyWilliams going on an anti #trans rant for no good reason. Whining about periods as though periods are what’s most important about women. Sorry, Wendy. You’re not the decider of who can be a woman. Every person gets to decide who they are. Your input is not welcome.
— Risa Pappas (@RisaPappas) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams let the gays wear their skirts and heels they are the reason you look good when you step out on your stage
— Jazell Barbie Royale (@BarbieJazell) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams If you dont like seeing men dressing up like women then i dont like women trying to be like us stop playing sports stop drinking beer stop wearing sweat pants stop using deep voices #women vs #men #incels #proud
— Jason (@ThePlaymaker06) February 13, 2020
Today, Wendy posted a video to deliver a tearful apology for the comments she made on her show about gay men:
In the clip, she said she didn’t realize how her comments came across until she re-watched the episode.
“I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday’s show. One thing I can tell you right now is that I never do the show in a place of malice,” she said.
She said she understands her platform with the community.
“I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings. I’m just having a conversation.”
The 55-year-old host said she may have seemed like “somebody out of touch.”
“I’m not out of touch except for perhaps yesterday for saying what I said. I deeply apologize and I deeply appreciate the support I get from the community. I will do better. I appreciate you supporting me. Thank you,” she concluded.
Peep her apology above.
Last month, Wendy offered an apology for comments she made about JOKER star Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip. Looks like this will be the year of apologies for Wendy if she doesn’t start being smarter with voicing her opinions. Also, Beyoncé is owed about 100 apologies, but whatevs.
Do you think people will accept Wendy’s apology, or is she CANCELLED cancelled?