Wendy Williams digs herself into yet another hole as she tells gay men to ‘stop wearing skirts and heels’
Wendy Williams is under fire after accusing gay men of appropriating skirts and heels from women.
On Thursday’s edition of The Wendy Williams Show, the daytime TV host asked the audience if they would be celebrating the female empowerment holiday ‘Galentine’s Day‘ – before targeting a man for clapping.
Wendy Williams tells gay men to ‘stop wearing our skirts and heels’.
She said: “First of all, if you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this. You don’t even understand the rules of the day. It’s women going out and getting saucy and then going back home.
“I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a mensie 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.
“Stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just sayin’, girls, what do we have for ourselves? Look here now, gay men, you’ll never be the woman that we are, no matter how gay!”
Wendy Williams says gay men need to stop wearing skirts and heels.
“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 added “you’ll never be the woman that we are.” pic.twitter.com/qvSixwRkUx
— THE NEIGHBORHOOD TALK (@TNHTalk) February 13, 2020
The studio audience loudly cheered the clip, but the comments have faced a backlash on social media, where Williams’ remarks were branded homophobic and transphobic.
TV host faces fierce LGBT+ backlash.
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Every day is a school day, and one Twitter user responded: “First of all, skirts have been worm by men since the Sumerian civilisation. Second, heels were originally created for men to make it easier for their feet to stay in stirrups while riding. Do us all a favour and shut the hell up!”
Another user suggested: “[If] she wants gays to not wear her skirts and her heels then she should not use gay hairstylists and makeup artists.”
Other fans hit out at Williams for alienating the gay community “when they are some of her biggest supporters”.
The comments come just weeks after Williams issued an apology for crudely mocking actor Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip.
After facing anger from people including the singer Cher, Williams issued an apology “to the cleft community” and announced a donation to charity.
A petition calling on Fox to fire the TV host attracted 92,000 signatures in the wake of the row.