Wendy Williams addressed the belief that she’s harsher on Black women than other women, which she adamantly denied.
“I’ve heard that but it’s not true,” she told Cosmopolitan. “Those people are saying the wrong thing. It’s what they would like to believe, you see. Because I’m up here, so the only place that I can go is down.”
“People love to throw stones at me, and I get it,” Williams continued. “It’s fun to make fun of me, because I put myself out there. I’m a large personality, and I got the funny bone; I voice my opinion and then people get upset. But you tune in and watch every day, thank you.”
But some might disagree with Wendy that the opinion she’s harsher on Black women comes from people throwing stones because she has singled out Black women before.
Like in April, when she referred to one of her studio guests as “blackie,” which she was blasted for. People have also accused the talk show host of trying to downplay her Blackness, which she addressed as well.
“People have accused me of bleaching my skin, of getting a nose job. They squint at my mom like, ‘I didn’t know Wendy was Asian,’” explained Williams. “I am Black all day, honey pie. I am Black and very proud. I’m not going to do the no-makeup natural hair, whatever, beans, greens, lettuce, tomato, but I’ve got more Black in my pinky than most of the gangsters behind their keyboards.”
“You come out of your house and you do a talk show,” she added. “Let me see how far you get with your attitude … Right now, I’m not sorry but I hate dumb women. And that goes for whatever color you are.”
Later in the interview, Williams was asked if she feels a certain responsibility because she’s the only Black woman on TV with a daytime talk show, and she said no.
“I feel a responsibility to [my 17-year-old son], me and my husband, who manages my career, our dog and my family,” she replied. “I didn’t ask to be a role model. I don’t like that responsibility. But if you see something in me that you really adore, thank you.”