Wendy Williams is being dragged in these Twitter streets. The talk show host recently made comments about Jesse Williams and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that offended some.
The ‘say it like you mean it’ host addressed the petition currently circulating about firing Jesse from Grey’s Anatomy. She shared that she sees both sides of the story and referenced his 2016 BET Awards speech. She said,
I must say to you, he was on BET. His speech was very poignant. On the other hand, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college. We have historically Black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP.
When her usually loyal studio audience sat there in dead silence, she added, laughing,
Look, everybody’s quiet. You’re leaving me out here to dry by myself? One wrong word — I’m choosing my words carefully, but what I am saying is racism s**ks and we can all do better in our household, educating ourselves and teaching our children to make it better.”
Revisiting the topic of HBCUs, she said,
National speeches like this will always rub people the wrong way just like white people will be offended because Spelman College is a historically Black college for women. You might feel funny about that. I know I’d feel funny, like I just told you. If there was a white college or whatever.
See the clip.
Folk took to twitter and weighed in.