Wendy Williams Calls A Woman In Her Studio Audience ‘Blackie’ and Fans Lose It

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Wendy Williams is catching some serious heat from the folks on Twitter after she referred to one of her guests as “Blackie.”

It happened during a recent episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” when she discussed country singer Shania Twain’s past marriage. Twain’s husband cheated on her with her best friend, and it was a huge scandal at the time.

Eventually, Williams asked the studio audience what they thought the singer did in retaliation, and a Black woman in the front row made a punching gesture, to say she would become violent.

“See, come on now, don’t stereotype us, Blackie,” Williams said to the woman. “Don’t do that. You’re too beautiful for that.”

The studio audience chuckled after the remark, but the talk show host continued on with the segment and didn’t seem to notice that she said something that could offend many.

But she later found that out when the Twittersphere let her have it and questioned why she uttered that word.

“Referring to a dark skin girl in your audience as “blackie” is a racial slur,” one person wrote. ‘New to Twitter, but I’m going to get the word out.”

“It stopped my heart for a second,” tweeted someone else after she heard Williams’ remark. “She later referenced the girl’s yellow jacket so that the cameraman could capture the laughter, but that was horrifying.”

Although Williams has legions of Black fans who’ve contributed to her success in radio and television, she’s often angered those same supporters.

Like the time she criticized the NAACP and historically Black colleges when the actor Jesse Williams made a stirring speech at the 2016 BET Awards.

“I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college,” said Wendy on her show. “We have historically Black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People only? There’s the NAACP.”

Afterward, she was blasted by Roland Martin, who then went on her show to explain why HBCUs were created in the first place.

Williams later apologized for her comments after public outcry, and Chevrolet stopped being one of her sponsors.

The talk show host hasn’t said anything about the backlash over her “blackie” comment, but you can hear her say it at the 24: 00-minute mark. You can also view some of the Twitter conversations underneath that.

 

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