Watch: Wendy Williams Apologizes to LGBTQ Community for Comments About Gay Men Wearing Women's Clothes

Friday February 14, 2020

Wendy Williams is apologizing for comments she made on her Thursday talkshow in which she took issue with gay men who wear women's clothing.

In the episode, Williams first took issue over gay celebrating "Galentine's Day," an unofficial holiday created by the comedy series "Parks and Recreation" that takes place on Feb. 13 and is for "ladies celebrating ladies."

"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," she said, adding, "I don't care if you're gay. You don't get a menses every 28 days. 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."

Then she went on to call out men who wear women's clothes.

"And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves," Williams, 55, said. "Looky here now, gay men, you'll never be the women that we are. No matter how gay."

After an online backlash, Williams apologized to the LGBTQ community for her comments in a video posted to social media.

"I'll start by saying I apologize. I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community," she says in the video shared on Instagram. "I did not realize until I got home and I watched the second running of our show, here in New York,...to critique our delivery...I never do my show in a place of malice.

"I understand my platform with the community...I didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings," Williams continued while crying. She added that "life is too short" admitted that her comments made her sound like someone who is "out of touch."

"I'm not out of touch, except for perhaps yesterday for saying what I said," she added. "So I deeply apologize and I deeply appreciate I get from the community. I will do better. I appreciate you supporting me. Thank you."

Watch her apology video below.


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