Wendy Williams sparked the ire of many LGBTQ fans after going on a tear on Thursday about men who wear skirts, heels and other gender-fluid styles.
Williams came under heavy criticism stemming from a Hot Topics discussion on her talk show about Galentine’s Day, an unofficial Valentine’s Day alternative introduced by the TV series Parks and Recreation and aimed at the celebration of female friendship.
“If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this,” Wendy told the audience. “I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstrual period] 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.”
The host, however, didn’t stop there.
“Stop wearing our skirts and our heels,” she continued. “Girls, what do we have for ourselves? You’ll never be the woman that we are, no matter how gay!”
The online backlash came fast and furious.
“Oh, Wendy. Your homophobia is showing,” one person said. Added another: “I love you, I really do but if you’re telling us to stop wearing ‘y’all skirts and heels,’ then give us back our ‘Yasss’ and gay slang you use on your talk show everyday.”
Others were even more critical.
.@WendyWilliams, some friendly reminders:— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 13, 2020
1. Many cis women would be offended by having their womanhood reduced to a skirt and heels + menstruation.
2. I don't menstruate. I do wear a skirt and heels. Both are independent of me being a woman.
3. Let people wear what they want. https://t.co/HrtIb1cuH0
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