It was no surprise when she was subsequently dragged through the mud online for her out of nowhere commentary, but she's now doing her best to make amends.
"I'll start by saying I apologize, I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday's show".
She said she's very particular about how she does her show "and one thing that I can tell you right now, is that I never do the show in a place of malice". "I didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm just having a conversation", she continued. If you know me long enough, then you know ... "Except for perhaps yesterday by saying what I said". "I deeply apologize", she went on to say while crying. "I will do better".
Williams' anti-LGBT comments came during a "Hot Topics" segment of the show, when she asked who in the audience would be celebrating Galentine's Day, the February 13 holiday of "ladies celebrating ladies" spawned by an episode of Parks and Recreation.
During her popular Hot Topics segment on Thursday, Williams asked who in her audience would be going out for Galentine's Day, the unofficial holiday sparked by Parks & Recreation centered around women celebrating the other women in their lives.
Another follower said: 'Wendy We Not Even Sure You Should Be Wearing Our Skirts & Heels How You Gone Tell The Next To, ' and one commenter posted this: 'she told no lies for the first time! I don't care how feminine you are...we as men will never experience what black women go through. "You're not a part".
Wendy Williams Cries While Apologizing for Comments About Gay Men – Watch (Video)
What do you think about what Wendy said and the fact that she apologized? "You don't get a [menstruation] every 28 days", Williams added.
"Looky here now, gay men, you'll never be the women that we are", Williams said. She instructed the LBGTQ community to "stop wearing our skirts and our heels", referencing the androgynous style of stars like Billy Porter. "Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves".
Williams caught backlash on social media for her statements.
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Wendy Williams believes that gay men should have a dress code. You lost my support. Of course, Williams' ire runs deeper than that, as she seems wholly offended by the blurring of gender lines in general.
Never a tiresome moment on the Wendy Williams show!