Saturday, May 8, 2021

Singer Michelle Williams Hits Back at Trolls Who Think She’s White Michelle Williams

singer michelle williams, actress michelle williams

*Singer Michelle Williams is often mistaken online for actress Michelle Williams, who won an Emmy Sunday night for her role as Gwen Verdon in “Fosse/Verdon.”

During her acceptance speech, Williams thanked the production for “paying me equally,” and she even acknowledged Black actresses who are underpaid compared to their white counterparts. Meanwhile, the low-level thinkers of America were left outraged over the speech and unleashed their anger on the wrong Michelle Williams.

The Destiny’s Child singer has had enough of the hate she’s receiving over actress Michelle’s Emmys speech, NewsOne reports. In a video shared on her Instagram stories, she said to the trolls “How came when ya’ll are tagging and congratulating a person — did ya’ll see that I’m Black.” She also added, “I’m so sorry my namesake upset you, but can’t you see that I’m Black?!”

See the video below.

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In case you missed it, actress Michelle Williams said in her speech on Sunday at the Emmys:

“And so I want to say, thank you so much to FX and to Fox 21 studios for supporting me completely and for paying me equally because they understood that when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value. And then where do they put that value? They put it into their work.”

Adding, “And so the next time a woman and especially a woman of color—because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white, male counterpart—tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her. Believe her. Because one day she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment and not in spite of it.”

Watch the speech below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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