Wendy Williams got in some serious hot water yesterday by calling out her gay fans.
Williams brought up the topic of Galentine’s Day, a way for women to celebrate their gal pals who have been important in their lives instead of buying into all the Valentine’s Day hubbub.
She asked the crowd who would be participating and noticed a few men in the crowd were applauded, which apparently set her off.
Shot: “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. 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.”
“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.”
“I’ll 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.
“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 live and let live every day. Life is too short. 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. I deeply apologize.
Radar based the report on Rob Shuter’s podcast, Straight Shuter, where gossip guy Shuter opined that Crawford and Williams “really hit it off” during Crawford’s November 12 appearance on the talk show promoting her new book, A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston.
“Since the taping, Wendy and Robin have been texting each other,” read the Radar article. “They have become close and are getting dinner next week.”
Williams came across the insinuating chatter and took it to the cameras.
“In between commercials and everything, I go on the googler schmoogler and I go to Radar Online, speaking of how you doin’, and I see that Rob Shuter – he’s insinuating that something romantical is going on between me and Robyn Crawford,” Williams shared as the studio audience chuckled.
“I am no lesbian, I like women for friendship. I like men and I like the D,” said Williams before reaching for her coffee cup.
Underscoring her point, Williams added with a playful tone, “First of all, I’m not down with that – all due respect to the lesbians.”
Williams, who recently divorced her husband of nearly 22 years, also pointed out Crawford is married with children and Miss Wendy is “not a homewrecker.”
“I’ve never even been curious,” she made a point to include.
“It’s so complicated being a woman,” Williams said. “I just couldn’t imagine two of us in a relationship.”
“I mean, yesterday after the show, I got the surprise of my life – at 55, I got a period,” said the recent divorcee in a bit of oversharing. “I just can’t deal with two of us under the same roof,” she said.
Maybe she was just short of material for her Hot Topics segment, but it seems like a lot of acting out over a lesbian rumor in 2019.
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