Wendy Williams has been bathing in hot water a lot recently.
First there were her comments on Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip, then there was her alleged fart live on TV, and now well a lot of people are saying she’s been downright homophobic and transphobic.
The comments in question were said on what I presume was intended to be a light-hearted discussion on Valentine’s Day, which is, as you all know, today.
Speaking to the audience, Wendy asked who would be celebrating Galentine’s Day – in case you didn’t know, that’s what they call it on Parks and Rec.
She then called out a man for clapping along, and said:
Well, first of all, if you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this. 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.
Wendy Williams tells gay men that they should stop wearing skirts and will “never be the women that we are”. pic.twitter.com/tIsi0pgyS1— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 14, 2020
Williams then went on about how gay men don’t have periods and thus cannot be the same as a woman.
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.
However it’s what Williams said next that has caused the serious outrage.
And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just sayin’ girls, what do we have for ourselves?
Many viewed the comment as a direct attack on the LGBTQ+ community.
One person tweeted:
What sort of ignorance is coming out of your mouth regarding gay men wanting to be women!! Really Wendy?
#WendyWilliams going on an anti #trans rant for no good reason. Whining about periods as though periods are what’s most important about women.