Wendy Williams drew the ire of Black Twitter Wednesday when she commented on a petition to fire Jesse Williams from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The appeal was launched because of his remarks during his BET Awards speech condemning the white community for appropriating Black culture while remaining silent on the plight of Black lives – including death by police.
The TV host briefly praised the actor’s speech during the June 26 ceremony as “very poignant, on one hand” but then discussed why she would have a problem with Black organizations like the NAACP and historically Black colleges and universities.
“On the other hand, you know, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college,” she said on The Wendy Williams Show. “We have historically Black colleges. What if it was the National Organization for White People only? There’s the NAACP.”
Williams’ audience remained silent, leading the New Jersey native to clarify her remarks.
“Look, everybody’s quiet. You’re leaving me out here to dry by myself? One wrong word — I’m choosing my words carefully – but what I am saying is racism sucks and we can all do better in our household, educating ourselves and teaching our children to make it better.”
“National speeches like this will always rub people the wrong way,” she continued. “Just like white people will be offended because Spelman College is a historically Black college for women. You might feel funny about that. I know I’d feel funny like I just told you. If there was a white college or whatever.”
Twitter quickly fired back at Wendy for her statements, schooling her on why there is a need for HBCUs to exist.
Shakari Biggs humorously responded to the host’s out-of-touch comments.
The HBCU community looking at Wendy Williams right now like… #WendyWilliams #HBCUsMatter pic.twitter.com/LKE84d87Tk
— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) July 6, 2016
Danielle tweeted Williams should know better.
#WendyWilliams has taken her ignorance to new & unimaginable heights. She is literally TOO old to not know the purpose & relevance of HBCUs
— Danielle (@urfavchyna_doll) July 7, 2016
While Ash took the time to swiftly educate the media personality on why HBCUs are necessary.
Does she realize HBCUs where literally necessary because white people WOULD NOT allow us in their institutions #WendyWilliams ??
— ash (@thisisnotashley) July 7, 2016
Twitter user @iHeart_AshBri pointed out that while Williams questioned the need for the NAACP and Black colleges, her daytime talk show is syndicated on BET.
The irony of Wendy Williams not understanding the need for HBCUs and the NAACP even though her show is played on BET?
— Ash✨ (@iHeart_AshBri) July 6, 2016
Mika C called out the former radio host for her comments on “historically white colleges.”
Does Wendy Williams not realize that if a school is not an HBCU it is a PWI? ?? Some one take her mic pic.twitter.com/dnlYC1fp18
— Mika C (@btwnfrosnfeet) July 6, 2016
Watch Wendy’s comments in the video below.
4 thoughts on “Wendy Williams Dragged for Ignorant Comments About HBCUs, NAACP: ‘What If it Was the National Organization for White People?”
Willie D should add WENDELL to the COON LIST!!!
Losing all that weight made her light in the head…
Never did like that thing!!..whatever it is i can't figure it out!..one thing for sho it's a coon-ass!!
Instead of calling her ignorant or stupid I will just say she is misinformed and needs some re-education.