Wendy Williams has always been a very opinionated woman when it comes to speaking about the lives of celebrities (Hot Topics anyone?) and she doesn’t hold back. Some people really love that about her, while others find her a bit off-putting. Some of the ladder actually go as far as to call her “Wendall,” implying that she was actually born a man. While that’s a mean thing to say to a woman, in an interview on Good Morning America to promote the Vegas show “Lipshtick” she’ll be doing stand-up comedy in, Williams opened up about those statements. As she put it, while it may have been a little hurtful at one time, she’s so over it:
Dan Kloeffler: “What about getting questions about your own gender or your own identity? Do you get frustrated about that?”
“No! I do plan on addressing that as part of my jokes. People think I was born a man and that is absolutely not true. I get it. I’ve got a strong face, a strong body, I’m 5’11″ and I wear wigs [laughs]. I get it! Do I get upset with it? No. Years ago, when I first heard it, like 25 years ago, I believe I was the one who started it on the radio by saying, you know, ‘Do you ever take a look at yourself from particular angels?’ I’ve always been a real conversationalist with my audience. I get where that comes from. But, in my opinion, there’s no worse way to insult a woman than to say she looks like a man. But once a woman gets over that? There is no stronger woman than a woman who, it rolls off her back when you say that. There’s nothing you can call me at this particular point. I’ve been dealing with this for decades.”
ONTD, is this the worst thing you can call a woman?