Wendy Williams Slammed For Saying ‘Gay Men Should Stop Wearing Our Skirts And Heels’
Williams said she stands by what she says on her show…
Wendy Williams is being slammed for saying gay men should “stop wearing our skirts and our heels” on an episode of her daytime talk show that aired on Thursday.
During the Hot Topics gossip segment of The Wendy Williams Show, Williams asked who in the audience would be celebrating Galentine’s Day, the Valentine’s Day alternative popularized on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
“Well, first of all, if you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this,” Williams said. “You don’t even 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,” Williams said, adding that gay men don’t menstruate 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.”
Williams went on to say: “And stop wearing our skirts and our heels,” which some interpreted as a dig at “Pose” star Billy Porter. “Just sayin’ girls, what do we have for ourselves?”
Later in the segment, Williams said she stands by what she says on her show.
“So, you know, 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.
The comments have sparked immediate backlash from viewers.
Representatives for Williams and her show have declined to comment.