Wendy Williams is doing some heavy back-peddling after finding herself on the receiving end of the gay community’s fury after making comments about gay men.
On her talk show last Thursday, Williams came down hard on gay men, like actor Billy Porter, wearing women’s clothing and shoes.The conversation started innocently enough, about Galentine’s Day, a play on Valentine’s Day where women celebrate and enjoy themselves. As members of the audience clapped in agreement, Williams segued to her dislike of gay men trying to be like women, “If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this,” said Williams.
“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. 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.”
Oh, but she didn’t stop there, “Stop wearing our skirts and our heels… Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the woman that we are. No matter how gay.”
Williams has a huge gay following who called her rant transphobic and homophobic. Feelings on an apology Williams released Friday were mixed.
“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 not out of touch, except for perhaps yesterday for saying what I said. So I deeply apologize… I will do better.”
A message from Wendy. pic.twitter.com/aEpMvubJVJ
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) February 14, 2020