Gender-fluid fashion has become a staple on red carpets thanks to daring looks from the likes of Billy Porter and Jonathan Van Ness, but Wendy Williams apparently wants it to stop.
The talk show host has come under fire (once again) for one of her patented hot takes, this time opposing the trend of men exploring traditionally female styles.
Speaking to her audience about ‘Galentine’s Day’, the Valentine’s alternative from Parks & Recreation where a group of women celebrates one another’s friendship instead of romantic pairings, Williams went a bit off-topic when men applauded.
“If you’re a man and you’re clapping, you’re not even a part of this. You don’t understand the rules of the day. It’s women going out and getting saucy and then going home. You’re not a part,” she said.
“I don’t care if you’re gay. You don’t get a [menstruation] every 28 days,” Williams continued. “You can do a lot that we do, but I get offended by the idea that we go through something you will never go through.”
“And stop wearing our skirts and our heels,” she added. “Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves?”
“Looky here now, gay men, you’ll never be the women that we are,” Williams said. “No matter how gay.”
The comments were met with immediate criticism:
— Carlene Wright (@ladycwrites) February 13, 2020
#WendyWilliams You're so rude to your audience, you don't realize that most famous heel designers are men ??? lol
— Sarah (@lindaserpiente) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams let the gays wear their skirts and heels they are the reason you look good when you step out on your stage
— Jazell Barbie Royale (@BarbieJazell) February 13, 2020
#WendyWilliams going on an anti #trans rant for no good reason. Whining about periods as though periods are what's most important about women. Sorry, Wendy. You're not the decider of who can be a woman. Every person gets to decide who they are. Your input is not welcome.
— Risa Pappas (@RisaPappas) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams supm in your tea this morning… ppl are allowed to wear whatever they want .. don’t act dumb
— Jason's Lyric (@JRzthoughts) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams If you dont like seeing men dressing up like women then i dont like women trying to be like us stop playing sports stop drinking beer stop wearing sweat pants stop using deep voices #women vs #men #incels #proud
— Jason (@ThePlaymaker06) February 13, 2020
Okayyyyy that was really uncalled for @WendyWilliams . Gay men do not want to be women.
— Jay Jay (@Ur_gay_bestfran) February 13, 2020
Wendy Williams, DAMN! She’s trying to cancel herself. A day after crying about Zaya, she says gay men need to stop wearing heels and skirts and then to bring up that they’ll never have a cycle is just disgusting, especially after yesterday’s show.
— Marcus (@MarcusUntrell92) February 13, 2020
@WendyWilliams really? What sort of ignorance is coming out of your mouth regarding gay men wanting to be women!! Really Wendy?
— SanHer (@herrera139) February 13, 2020
Guess we won’t be seeing her guest judging Drag Race any time soon.