On a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, host Wendy Williams stirred up controversy after making light of the death of Dr. Amie Hardwick.
Hardwick was an author and sex therapist.
During the shows "Hot Takes" segment, Williams described the murder of Hardwick, who happened to be Drew Carey's ex-fiancée. It was met with shock from the audience, which increased further when Williams made a very tasteless joke about Hardwick's death.
You can see coverage of the latest Williams controversy here.
Hardwick was killed during a domestic violence incident with her ex-boyfriend who pushed her to her death from her own three story balcony. Gareth Pursehouse, whom she had recently broken up with, was taken into custody and charged with murder.
Hardwick had filed restraining orders against Pursehouse alleging abuse.
"She was killed—not by Drew—but by the ex," Williams said during the segment, referring to Pursehouse.
Williams went on to use Drew Carey's show Price Is Right's signature catchphrase—"Come on down!". This was punctuated with a look up and down, as though she was watching someone falling.
The "joke" was immediately met with silence and groans from the audience.
This isn't the first time Williams has caused an uproar on social media. She recently drew attention for having apparently passed gas during her show.
She denies these claims, stating she's "never farted on this show."
Last week she made another tasteless, ignorant comment, where she told gay men to "stop wearing our skirts and our heels" during a Galentine's Day segment drawing accusations of homophobia and transphobia. She recorded a tearful apology a day later.
For the Hardwick situation, it seems she has taken it too far again.
Rarely do I comment on things here. But just overheard @WendyWilliams making a joke about Drew Carey’s ex-fiancée b… https://t.co/hHdw12OWTV— Carmine (@Carmine) 1581971188.0
49 days into 2020 & @WendyWilliams has used up her 3 strikes for the year joking about Joaquin Phoenix's cleft lip,… https://t.co/6BGfFnRMzJ— Super Saiyan Blue Dan Toro (@Super Saiyan Blue Dan Toro) 1582059561.0
@WendyWilliams Amie Hardwick was stalked and harassed and killed by a former boyfriend whom she had a restraining o… https://t.co/BVlQzTLu2G— Dennis DePew (@Dennis DePew) 1582005136.0
Do we need more proof @WendyWilliams is a garbage person? How many f***ing passes does she get before the network d… https://t.co/ipy3GjVmgU— Jeff Locker 傑夫 ➰ (@Jeff Locker 傑夫 ➰) 1582012896.0
@everydaysdrama @WendyWilliams She was pushed. It was a domestic violence incident. Wendy Williams is mocking femic… https://t.co/joG0VONfse— Amanda Ross (@Amanda Ross) 1582029079.0
@everydaysdrama @WendyWilliams Just cancel her honestly, she's completely out of touch.— go ask alice. 🏳️🌈 (@go ask alice. 🏳️🌈) 1582009543.0
@everydaysdrama @WendyWilliams The fact that she still has a job is absolutely mind-blowing! In this day and age pe… https://t.co/LBkjs52cLP— Wallis (@Wallis) 1582051184.0
@everydaysdrama @xcharliegoldx @WendyWilliams she has “ok boomer” energy and I’m not here for it— salttea (@salttea) 1582006167.0
@everydaysdrama @SM_Creepshow @WendyWilliams She also advised a woman to stop doing pills and get pregnant without her husband's knowledge— Kanishq Quotes (@Kanishq Quotes) 1582026207.0
@everydaysdrama @WendyWilliams Her network will likely negotiate with her about ending her contract at the end of the season. Let’s hope!— JustSarah (@JustSarah) 1582020598.0
Hopefully Williams will finally learn from this one, and watch what she says in future episodes.
Domestic violence and murder are not joking matters.