Wendy Williams Addresses ‘FartGate’ After Viral Video: I Have Never Once Farted On This Show!

Wendy Williams Addresses ‘FartGate’ After Viral Video: I Have Never Once Farted On This Show!

Daytime talk host Wendy Williams went viral after viewers alleged the 55-year-old let one rip in her infamous purple chair live on Friday’s (Jan. 17th) show. Fast forward to Thursday (Jan. 23rd),  the daytime talk show host addressed the viral moment during her Hot Topics segment. She begins,

“I have never farted once on this show. As a matter of fact, I barely fart, you know why? Because gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching, because all I do is talk.”

Wendy continues,

“Let me tell you something right now, okay? I don’t lean over like this to release a fart, I’m lean over like this because it’s comfortable. If I sit [straight up] all the time, it’s heavy on my spine. I don’t have the back. I’m not trying to get the back. I like to release my hips and lean, you know what I’m saying? … I’ve been doing this for 11 years on this show!”

She then takes the moment to add a few jokes on how she would have handled passing gas on love television.

“By the sound of that fart, I would have had to go change my costume! I would have left a mark in the seat. I wouldn’t even save the costume, I would have throw it away. It’d probably be soiled beyond soiled-tivity.”

Wendy goes on the explain to viewers what actually happened. The shows stagehand, John Anderson took to Wendy’s side to clear things up by explaining that they were setting up for an upcoming segment with scientist and author Dr. Kate Biberdorf. Anderson says,

“We were filling up a fish tank backstage and we didn’t have the proper hose. The air was just coming out and it was sputtering like someone was farting. Okay? So that’s what it was. It wasn’t Wendy!”

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However, this isn’t the first time Wendy has had a too hot for tv moment on live daytime talk. Last season, she accidentally said the N-word while on air.

Check out the full segment below:

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Authored by: Gregory Molette