Wendy Williams is facing backlash over controversial comments regarding gay men. The 55-year-old television faced tons of backlash on Twitter after she told men to ‘stop wearing our skirts and our heels’ during the Hot Topics segment of her show on Thursday.
Wendy began the segment by asking if any of the women in the audience were celebrating Galentine’s Day which is an unofficial holiday created by sitcom Parks And Recreation which is February 13 and features ‘ladies celebrating ladies.’
The host then began to single out a few of the men she saw cheering before going on the rant as she said: ‘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 home. You’re not a part.’
She didn’t stop there as she made sure to make clear that she was not just singling out straight men but also gay men as she argued they should not have the privilege in participating in the fictional holiday they do not menstruate.
Wendy explained: ‘I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days.
‘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.’
Then came the most controversial part of the diatribe as she said: ‘And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?
‘Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay.’
Several people took to social media to slam the host as one wrote: ‘Oh, Wendy. Your homophobia is showing.’
Another wrote: ‘#WendyWilliams going on an anti #trans rant for no good reason. Whining about periods as though periods are what’s most important about women. Sorry, Wendy. You’re not the decider of who can be a woman. Every person gets to decide who they are. Your input is not welcome.’