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More bad news for Wendy Williams

Embattled talk show host Wendy Williams may want to consider going on an extended vacation.

Last week, Williams drew criticism when she said gay men shouldn’t wear skirts and that anyone who doesn’t menstruate will “never be the women that we are.” After a backlash ensued, she issued an apology saying she would “do better.”

Her efforts were short-lived, however, because this week, she made a truly vile joke about the death of celebrity therapist Dr. Amie Harwick, who was likely pushed off her balcony by a stalker ex-boyfriend.

Harwick was once engaged to The Price is Right host Drew Carey, which inspired Williams to connect Harwick’s falling death/murder to the tagline, “Come on down!”

You could hear a pin drop in the studio after she makes the joke:

People were understandably angry when Williams made the remark. And they’re still angry today. In fact, they seem to be growing angrier.

Now, the hashtags #CancelWendyWilliams and #FireWendyWilliams are trending on Twitter:

People are also calling on Fox TV to fire the popular daytime talkshow host.

On top of that, an online petition calling for Williams to be fired has garnered almost 100,000 signatures.

The petition was originally started last month when Williams made fun on actor Juaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip but has since seen a resurgence of signatures after what happened this week.

Neither Williams nor Fox TV has issued any comment on this latest controversy.

As of now, The Wendy Williams Show, now in its 11th year, will remain on air through the 2019–20 television season.

Related: Instead of apologizing to the gays, Wendy Williams needs to fix herself