Wendy Williams Apologizes for Telling Gay Men to Stop Wearing Skirts and Heels

The 'Wendy Williams Show' host says in a new video that she didn't mean to offend the LGBTQ+ community after her insensitive comments sparked backlash on the internet.

AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams regretted her insensitive remarks about gay men in the February 13 episode of her show. She told gay men to stop dressing up as women and, soon after it sparked outrage online, she apologized in a video message.

"I'll start by saying, I apologize," she opened her video. "I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday's show. I did not realize until I got home and I watched the second running of our show here in New York. And I always watch when I can to critique my delivery or, you know, the cameras, the lights, the audience."

"I'm very persnickety about how I do my show and one thing I can tell you right now is I never do the show in a place of malice," she added. "I understand my platform with the community from first grade, to intermediate school, to high school, to college, to radio and now to TV. And I didn't mean to hurt anybody's feelings. I'm just having a conversation."

"I'm 55 years old, and maybe I sounded like your auntie, your mother, your big sister, or somebody out of touch. I'm not out of touch, except for perhaps yesterday by saying what I said," she went on. "So I deeply apologize and I deeply appreciate the support that I get from the community. I will do better. I appreciate you supporting me. Thank you."

While talking about Valentine's Day, Wendy previously said, "I don't care if you're gay. You don't get a menses 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."

"And stop wearing our skirts and our heels," she added. "Looky here now, gay men, you'll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay."

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