*Wendy Williams is catching heat for throwing shade the gay community on Thursday’s episode of her talk show.
During the Hot Topics segment, Williams asked the ladies in the audience if any are celebrating Galentine’s Day, an unofficial holiday first mentioned on “Parks & Recreation” that sees women celebrating the other women in their lives.
When a few men in the crowd began applauding, Williams snapped.
“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 said.
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Wendy and Alfonso Riberiro quiz each other on dating trivia in honor of Valentine’s Day. pic.twitter.com/ai6KXAUo8E
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) February 13, 2020
“I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days,” Williams added. “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,” she continued. “Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?”
She then noted, “Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay.”
So you are offended that a gay men wear heels and skirts?! But it’s ok for a women to wear suit and tie?! I kinda lost respect for @wendyshow there’s nothing wrong with gay men wearing ? Any gender or sexual orientation can wear whatever they want ?️? #wendywilliams #homophobic pic.twitter.com/CKZT5Hd2N2
— shadezay (@shadezay1) February 13, 2020
As you can imagine, her comments were met with a slew of negative remarks online.
“That was really uncalled for,” another said. “Gay men do not want to be women.”
“You’re not the decider of who can be a woman,” someone else wrote. “Every person gets to decide who they are.”
Later in the broadcast, Williams said she stands by everything she says on her show.
“I tell you every day, and I mean this and I’m going to keep drilling it in your mind: It is so scary coming out here and sitting here by myself with my loose mouth and my slick humor,” Williams said. “And, you know, I’m by myself. I can’t blame anybody but me.”
“I say it and I mean it,” she added.