Wendy Williams Tells Gay Men: Stop Wearing Our Skirts & Heels, Gets Emotional While Apologizing
During the Hot Topics segment of her popular daytime talk show Thursday (Feb. 13), she said she was against Galentine’s Day, a Valentine’s Day alternative for ladies who want to celebrate with their closest girlfriends. She told the audience members (a.k.a. her co-stars) to clap if they were celebrating Galentine’s Day.
“First of all, if you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this. You don’t 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. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days.”
The audience cheered as she continued,
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 took things further and said,
“And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?… They’ll never get the menopause, I got the menopause, I still got dry under nose, the pimple in my dimple disappeared, but… looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay sir.”
After receiving tons of criticism, she responded with an apology Friday morning (Feb. 14).
“Hi, umm, I start by saying I apologize. I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday’s show. I did not realize until I got home and I watched the second running of our show here in New York… One thing that I can tell you right now is that I never do the show in a place of malice. I understand my platform with the community from first grade to intermediate school, to high school, to college, to radio, and now to TV.”
She became emotional and said,
“I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings. I’m just having a conversation. If you know me long enough, then you know… I’m 55-years-old and maybe I sounded like your auntie, your mother, your big sister, or somebody out of touch. I’m not out of touch, except for perhaps yesterday by saying what I said. So I deeply apologize, and I deeply appreciate the support that I get from the community. I will do better. I appreciate you supporting me. Thank you.”
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