Wendy Williams Sparks Outrage After Ridiculing Murdered TikTok Star In Tone Deaf Segment
Wendy Williams isn't the most tactful of TV talk show hosts, but an incident on her show left even the most seasoned Wendy fans with their jaws on the floor out of shock and disbelief.
While beginning a segment about TikTok star Swavy, Williams lead the audience and other players on her show through a stream-of-consciousness wild goose chase, where she compared her own followers to Swavy's, and then ultimately revealed to the audience that he was murdered.
I don’t say this lightly but this is the most unhinged Wendy moment ever https://t.co/1KykCXgUST— adam (@adam) 1625787118.0
No one does it like this woman. I’m not saying it should be done like this woman but wow…. Wendy is one of one. https://t.co/ofEoooOxSy— CHRIS KLEMENS (@CHRIS KLEMENS) 1625787634.0
Immediately leading right up to the moment she revealed he was murdered, Williams took a very long stare at Swavy, leading the audience to laugh because of the awkwardness of the moment.
People were absolutely shocked at Williams' overstated lack of empathy and weirdly competitive vibes with the young man, who was killed at the age of 19.
All those in favor of taking Wendy Williams off air say I https://t.co/TfUVMAYg5p— 🦋 (@🦋) 1625864632.0
Forget cancel culture...cancel Wendy Williams bruh. Wtf! Smh https://t.co/TtrJR5JZ9o— TB2 (@TB2) 1625772782.0
wendy williams still the undisputed queen of the type of television they use in a horror/sci-fi movie to communicat… https://t.co/IW1BI0j5NQ— Ryan (@Ryan) 1625782603.0
Swavy, whose real name was Matima Miller, was taken to the hospital on Monday, July 5th, after being shot, and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
His family has set up a memorial fund in his name. It has raised approximately $23,000 of its $30,000 goal.
The way Wendy Williams introduced that story about that TikTok star's passing was offensive. I swear she still thin… https://t.co/fej1t4lbeq— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶) 1625795021.0
Hell is actually just being in the Wendy Williams live studio audience.— James Willems (@James Willems) 1625855065.0
Somebody’s really gotta talk to Wendy Williams about the order in which you release information https://t.co/0o9eIfJshi— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell) 1625843084.0
Wendy Williams will have a lot to answer for one day. And it’s always made me uncomfortable that a lot of the peo… https://t.co/qkiRQyRKue— A Fine Artist (@A Fine Artist) 1625785303.0
y’all seen that video of wendy williams talking on that tiktok star swavy’s death? it’s so gross.— mariam🌸 (@mariam🌸) 1625713876.0
Wendy Williams has yet to comment on her behavior or apologize for it.