Since news broke that “The Wendy Williams Show” has been canceled indefinitely, fans have been more than disappointed with how the series ended. The talk show made its debut in 2009, but production decided to exclude Wendy Williams from the grand finale episode that aired on Friday, June 17.
Now fans are even more outraged after noticing traces of the show’s legacy have been wiped clean from the Internet. Episodes of “The Wendy Williams Show” on YouTube are no more. The account has disappeared, along with the show’s official Instagram account and website. On Monday, July 4, The Shade Room shared a few remarks from fans who were equally upset about not being able to rewatch the long-running series.
“Why is that even necessary?!” wrote one person in the comments. Another said, “Thank God I recorded all her shows. But they’re dead a– wrong for that.” A third social media user wrote, “Wendy, wake up. I don’t like this.”
A handful of fans believe this could be the beginning of a forthcoming documentary or series about Wendy and her life. One said, “It’s giving Netflix deal.”
One individual mentioned another daytime talk show that was canceled this year. In April, “The Real” announced it was ending after eight seasons on air. However, episodes from the series’ YouTube channel are still available online.
“They kept ‘The Real’s and start posting full episodes. They still tryna do Wendy dirty,” wrote one person. Another said, “They didn’t have to do her like that. Wendy paved the way.”
Meanwhile, some think producers disabled “The Wendy Williams Show” YouTube channel in order to “rename” it after comedian Sherri Shepherd‘s upcoming talk show.
One person wrote, “Next thing they are going to do is rename the page ‘The Sherri Shepherd Show.'” One final person commenting said, “I’m not Ok. We will always love you, @wendyshow,” tagging her new Instagram account.
Williams sat out for season 13 of “The Wendy Williams Show,” due to ongoing health issues, which were followed by and ran in conjunction with a financial battle with Wells Fargo. As previously reported, Shepherd and several other guests filled in for the beloved talk show host during that time. However, the former radio host was not happy after Shepherd announced the launch of her own talk show, which may possibly take Wendy’s time slot on daytime television.
“I like her, but I won’t be watching her,” said Wendy during an interview with rapper Fat Joe in May. “I know what she’s going to be doing, and that’s really not my thing.”
Shepherd responded during an Instagram Live session, where she made it clear to her fans that she never intended to replace Wendy. She said, “I’m not mad at Wendy; she’s going through a lot. I would say that everybody should be praying for Wendy right now.”
The 55-year-old also shut down any rumors about a beef between the two, adding that she was “very concerned” about Wendy and her health.
She continued, “I’m really truly concerned about her because I don’t feel like there’s anybody over there protecting her, and it’s really hard when there’s no protection around you and you just have people hanging on, but I’m not mad at Wendy because she won’t watch my show.”
With “The Wendy Williams Show” being off-air, Williams is ready to lean into other streams of income. As previously reported, the 57-year-old is currently gearing up to launch her podcast, which will be executive produced by her manager, Will Selby.