Say what you want about Wendy Williams, but the popular talk show host has never been afraid to ruffle feathers, and that’s just what she has done by accusing Beyoncé of being racist by referring to an unnamed white woman as “Becky with the good hair” on her new album Lemonade. The Daily Mail has the news.
“On Monday, she accused Beyoncé and Jay Z of setting up the drama over ‘Becky with the good hair’ to boost album sales. And now Wendy Williams says that the term ‘Becky’ is a racial slur against white women. The 51-year-old talk show host told her audience on Friday: ‘Becky is, to me, a slur against white women and if I were you all, I wouldn’t take it. I wouldn’t.'”
The article adds that Wendy Williams thought Beyoncé was talking about Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who tweeted Monday that nobody should ever call her “Becky.” The comments after the article in the Daily Mail were overwhelmingly against Bey.
“It’s all so calculated. Including the fact that Beyoncé doesn’t straighten her hair for this latest video like she has for most of the rest of her videos. Please,” claims Heather K.
“Sorry. Just sick of Beyoncé,” says Annie.
However, things are a different story on Twitter where hundreds of Beyoncé fans attacked Wendy Williams.
— Wane Moon (@FanInTheMoon) April 29, 2016
— ✨ Edward Leto ✨ (@DarthShada) April 30, 2016
“Wendell” is the name that is often used to attack Wendy Williams, insinuating she is a man. The name started being used in December of 2012, when Wendy attacked Beyoncé over the way she speaks.
TMZ was one of the first outlets to report about the event back then.
“Wendy Williams managed to call herself a Beyoncé fan in one sentence… and then essentially call her an idiot just seconds later… saying the diva ‘sounds like she has a fifth grade education.’ On an episode of her show this week, Williams said she was looking forward to watching Beyoncé’s documentary, but said she needed to watch it with the closed captioning on because ‘You know Beyoncé can’t talk.’ The audience booed and Williams tried to backtrack… but the damage was done.”
Earlier in the week, Mrs. Williams bashed Beyoncé for releasing her album Lemonade right after Prince’s death, claiming Bey was being irresponsible.
“Quite frankly, I wish that Beyoncé held off on this whole album until Prince…until the entire weekend kind of blew over,” Entertainment Tonight quotes Williams as saying on her show.
The commenters after the article certainly agree with Williams on this one.
“I agree!! She could have waited. She took away from Prince and his grieving fans. Shame,” claims Barbarataylor15.
“Yes but she’s so full of herself she didn’t think of that. Liked her older stuff way better,” says Leazarro.
It appears that Wendy Williams makes a lot of cash off of criticizing Beyoncé. However, Williams also risks the wrath of Bey’s obsessed fans whenever she does so. Do you think any of the criticism aimed at Bey from Wendy is legit? Let us know in the comments section.
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