AceShowbiz - It's another day, another controversy for %cWendy Williams%. "The Wendy Williams Show" host sparked outrage when she said that she's sick of the #MeToo movement during her "Hot Topics" segment this week.
She first discussed the years-old %cR. Kelly% sexual abuse scandal. "So there's a grassroot movement to remove R. Kelly's music…or remove R. Kelly from the music industry forever," Williams said. "What is this 10 years too late? Really?"
The 53-year-old TV host continued, "Two Atlanta women are really upset that R. Kelly has had a career despite decades of troubling accusations…so they have now created a hashtag #MuteRKelly." Doubling down the controversy, Williams went on saying that "black people aren't really good protesting." She claimed, "It's not gonna work. Black people aren't really good at protesting. Not since the King march…it's not going to work."
She later told the viewers, "I'm sick of this #MeToo movement…I love that people are speaking up for the first time and coming out and everything but now it's got…I look at all men like, 'You're a #MeToo.' All of 'em, all of 'em, which is not fair."
"And they're asking everybody by the way at the Grammys to wear a white rose to support #MeToo," she added.
It's not surprising that people quickly slammed Williams over those remarks. "I heard what Wendy said yesterday and was disgusted by it. This is why Black women/girls are hesitant about coming forward with their #metoo stories bc of Black women like @WendyWilliams who blame the victim. You really think a 13 y.o. girl is to BLAME for sex w/ a 30+ y.o. man??" Tarna Burke, the woman who started the #MeToo movement, raged on Twitter.
She went on blasting Williams, "I tried to hold my tongue, but I can't. Yes, Wendy said he was sick but pivoted to blaming the parents. FOCUS - HE IS THE PREDATOR - period. How dare you get on National TV and say his victims can't say #metoo you should be ashamed @WendyWilliams."
I tried to hold my tongue, but I can’t. Yes, Wendy said he was sick but pivoted to blaming the parents. FOCUS - HE IS THE PREDATOR - period. How dare you get on National TV and say his victims can’t say #metoo you should be ashamed @WendyWilliams— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) January 26, 2018