Another day, another Wendy Williams drama is brewing, and as always it is a self-inflicted backlash.
On her BET show, Williams decided to attack the #MeToo movement, Aaliyah, and singer and producer R. Kelly, who is embroiled in several sex scandals.
The controversial TV host addressed the new movement known as #MuteRKelly which was launched to remove the artist from radio and get his tours canceled.
She said it will not work out and brought Aaliyah into the mess.
Williams added: “Aaliyah voluntarily married Kelly when she was 15 years old. And her parents freely let her do that when she was only 15 years old. And that young girl that I saw with my own eyeballs that he urinated on her and he had his way with, was there at his house, she let it go down.”
She continued with the following statement where she said Kelly was a pig: “The multiple allegations of R. Kelly holding several women in his mansion. Where are their parents? This is a whole different thing; it has nothing to do with #MeToo. R. Kelly is just a very very sick man. The old R. Kelly was the one in the studio with the young girls. The old R. Kelly is a pig.”
She added: “I’m sick of this #MeToo movement.”
She continued: “I love that people have decided to speak up for the first time and speaking out but now it’s got to the point, I look at all men like you’re a #MeToo, all of them, which is not fair.”
Fans are confused by Williams’ remarks.
One said: “Lmao she can’t do it voluntarily. She would have to have her parents permission, and I would gladly not give my child permission. Aaliyah’s parents gave her permission to marry him.”
Another shared: “Imagine women getting the courage to finally come out & speak against their abusers & have a bunch of ppl turn around & say, “I’m sick of this #MeToo movement” Well I’m sick of men who think that just because they have a little power, they can do whatever they want.”
A third person stated: “She isn’t the first one that said that I have her plenty other celebrities say that after that incident with the Indian comedian! But tell me how do y’all know Aaliyah parents gave her permission? Teenagers do not tell their parents everything especially when they think they are in love.. when her parents found out that led to the annulment.”
Williams loves chaos.