Wendy Williams is facing backlash (AGAIN) after she made some controversial comments concerning the LGBTQ community on Thursday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show.
The talk show host was supposed to be discussing Galentine’s Day, an unofficial holiday that was inspired by the show Parks & Recreation, and has continued to grow in popularity. It centers around women celebrating other women in their lives.
It was during a segment of the show called “Hot Topics,” when Williams asked the audience who was going out for Galentine’s Day. But when she noticed some men in the crowd were applauding, she apparently wasn’t so enthusiastic.
“If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this,” she told her male audience members. “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.”
And that wasn’t enough. She also made sure to notify them that she doesn’t care if they’re gay, because they “don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days” so they can’t take part in the made-up holiday. “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,” Williams added.
But of course, she didn’t just stop there. She fully leaned into her PSA, and turned it into a pretty offensive statement aimed at gay men–specifically those who push for gender fluidity in their fashion choices.
“And stop wearing our skirts and our heels,” she tells them, referencing the trend of gender-fluid fashion that’s being championed by stars like Billy Porter right now.
“Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are,” Williams continued. “No matter how gay.”
Now, the talk show host is coming under fire for her offensive comments.
Although her studio audience gave her a round of applause after her tirade against gay men, there has been a slew of negative criticism from viewers who watched at home. Most pointed out that her remarks were highly ignorant, assuming that gay men want to be women, or that they aren’t allowed to wear certain things.
However, other users were quick to point out the hypocrisy of Williams acting like “the decider of who can be a woman” after expressing support of Zaya, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s transgender child, in the same episode.
All in all, I think the general consensus is that Wendy Williams needs to “HAVE SEVERAL SEATS,” as one tweet reads.