Wendy Williams is catching a lot of flak following her disturbing remarks about R. Kelly and the #MeToo movement.
According to The Grio, the show host kicked off her show last night with commentary about why she has a problem with the recent campaign to boycott R. Kelly.
“It’s not going to work,” the show host said of the organizers of the #MuteRKelly, adding, “Black people aren’t really good at protesting…not since the King march. It’s not going to work.”
She continued, saying disturbing things about the late Aaliyah who reportedly got married to Kelly when she was only 15, the famous paedophilia charge against Kelly, and the recent sexual slavery complaints filed against him.
“The #MeToo movement hasn’t affected R. Kelly, because R. Kelly, he wasn’t a #MeToo,” Williams continued. “Aaliyah voluntarily married him when she was 15 years old. And her parents voluntarily let her do it, when she was 15 years old. And that little girl that I saw from my own eye balls that he urinated on and he had his way with, was there at his house, she let it go down.”
“The multiple allegations of R. Kelly holding women in his own home. Where are their parents? This is a whole different thing, it has nothing to do with #MeToo,” she continued. “R. Kelly is just a very very sick man.”
During the Hot Topics segment, the show host then went after the #MeToo movement, saying, “I’m sick of this #MeToo movement,” she said. “I love that people are speaking up for the first time and speaking out and everything, but now…I look at all men like you’re a #MeToo, all of them, all of them, which is not fair.”
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Her comments, as expected, has triggered major reactions on social media. See what people are saying about her:
I heard what Wendy said yesterday and was disgusted by it. This is why Black women/girls are hesitant about coming forward with their #metoo stories bc of Black women like @WendyWilliams who blame the victim. You really think a 13 y.o. girl is to BLAME for sex w/ a 30+ y.o. man?? https://t.co/0mCmAnd0at
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) January 26, 2018
Wendy Williams just said black ppl aren't good at protesting, 15 yr old Aaliyah voluntarily married R Kelly and that the girl he peed on let it go down. All in the same breath. Not surprised but it's annoying ppl still think this way. ??♀️
— Blocka Khan (@Starr_Rocque) January 25, 2018
@WendyWilliams You are part of #RapeCulture missy. When women put down and disbelieve other women's stories about sexual assault, then women don't report. I was raped and my friends accused me of inviting it because of my actions. Are you kidding me? #MeToo #TimesUp
— Vanessa Callahan (@vc6954) January 26, 2018
@WendyWilliams your comments in regards to the #metoo movement are totally irresponsible and reckless…as “sick” as you are of the movement I’m sure people are just as sick of you using your platform to spread negativity & mess
— $hmani (@IIMANIonhere) January 26, 2018
I’m wondering if Wendy has some hidden trauma in her life that makes it easier to blame the victim?
— purrmom?️? (@smille5884) January 26, 2018