Wendy Williams is facing backlash after telling gay men to “stop wearing our skirts and our heels” on her talkshow Thursday, adding that they will never “be the women that we are.”
On Thursday on her Hot Topics show, Williams was talking about Galentine’s Day, a holiday made popular by the TV show “Park and Recreation,” in which the ladies of the show went to brunch together on Valentine’s Day to celebrate the other women in their lives.
“If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this. You don’t understand the rules of the day. It’s women going out and getting saucy and then going home. You’re not a part,” she said.
“I don’t care if you’re gay,” she added. “You don’t get a [menstruation] 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. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?”
Lastly, she said, “Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are,” Williams said. “No matter how gay, sir.”
While her studio audience was laughing along, people were quick to condemn Williams on social media.
“Really?” one critic asked. “What sort of ignorance is coming out of your mouth regarding gay men wanting to be women!! Really Wendy?”
“That was really uncalled for,” another said. “Gay men do not want to be women.”
“You’re not the decider of who can be a woman,” added another. “Every person gets to decide who they are.”
A spokesperson for Williams declined TheWrap’s request for comment. TheWrap also reached out to The Wendy Williams show for comment.
See reactions to Williams’ statements below, and watch the video above.
Wendy Williams, DAMN! She’s trying to cancel herself. A day after crying about Zaya, she says gay men need to stop wearing heels and skirts and then to bring up that they’ll never have a cycle is just disgusting, especially after yesterday’s show.
— Marcus (@MarcusUntrell92) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams If you dont like seeing men dressing up like women then i dont like women trying to be like us stop playing sports stop drinking beer stop wearing sweat pants stop using deep voices #women vs #men #incels #proud
— Jason (@ThePlaymaker06) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams supm in your tea this morning… ppl are allowed to wear whatever they want .. don’t act dumb
— Jason's Lyric (@JRzthoughts) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams let the gays wear their skirts and heels they are the reason you look good when you step out on your stage
— Jazell Barbie Royale (@BarbieJazell) February 13, 2020
#WendyWilliams going on an anti #trans rant for no good reason. Whining about periods as though periods are what's most important about women. Sorry, Wendy. You're not the decider of who can be a woman. Every person gets to decide who they are. Your input is not welcome.
— Risa Pappas (@RisaPappas) February 13, 2020