Wendy Williams slammed for shocking remarks on late TikToker Swavy: 'She crossed the line'

Wendy Williams during her segment 'Hot Topics' on her show ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ introduced the late social media star in an insensitive manner


                            Wendy Williams slammed for shocking remarks on late TikToker Swavy: 'She crossed the line'
Wendy Williams and late TikTok star Swavy (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/Instagram @oneway.swavy)

Whether it was slamming Megan Markle or making fun of Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Cleft Lip’, TV personality Wendy Williams has time and again courted controversies. And, she was in news most recently again when she made rude and distasteful remarks on the late TikTok star Swavy during her talk show.

The 56-year-old media personality during her segment "Hot Topics” on her show ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ introduced the late social media star in an insensitive manner where she compared her TikTok followers to Swavy saying that she doesn’t even have that many followers on the app before revealing in the end that 19-year-old, whose real name is Matima Miller was murdered. Social media then quickly logged into Twitter to crucify Williams over her disgusting behaviour on her talk show.
 
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Why Wendy Williams got crucified on the Internet?

The talk show host asked her audience to “clap” if they knew who the late TikToker was. And, after getting a mild reaction on the same, she asked her colleagues on the show if they knew him to which they said no. Wendy Williams then went on to say that Swavy has 2.5 million followers on TikTok, more than she does. All this time, a huge picture of the late teenager was shown in the background to the audience. When Williams’ colleagues remind her that she has more followers on Instagram- she got thundering applause from the audience. This cringe-worthy conversation did not go down well with the social media users as she was more concerned comparing her social media followers instead of giving respect to the dead.

Swavy was shot dead on Monday, July 5, 2021. The 19-year-old dancer, whose videos fetched over 98 million likes on social media, was killed in Wilmington, Delaware. A tribute shared by Miller's family on his Instagram page mourns the tragic death of the young star, and also claims that he was killed in a "senseless act of gun violence." He was known for his comedy sketches and dance videos and boasted over 455,000 followers on Instagram. He regularly posted photos of himself on social media with quirky captions.



 

 



 

 

 
‘Your disregard & disrespect towards the death of Swavy is beyond sick’

Social media users did not hesitate at all to brutally slam Wendy Williams as they took to Twitter to express their anger. One furious user said, "She's crossed the line waaaay too many times. I don't get how she's still a thing," while, another said, “She’s finally trending, I was so worried most people let it slide. I don’t really watch Wendy Williams but fr If I was the parents of swavy I would have been hurt.” Another user stated, “Forget cancel culture...cancel Wendy Williams bruh. Wtf! Smh.” One added, “@WendyWilliams your disregard & disrespect towards the death of Swavy is beyond sick, I’m sure his family is hurt & filled with anger due to the public display of disrespect & lack of empathy for Swavy’s life, you need help ASAP, WTF WERE YOU THINKING? if you was thinking at all.”
 
The next one posted, “@WendyWilliams should be humiliated after the distasteful things she has let spill out of her mouth regarding #swavy I am  beyond mortified. To be using her platform to speak such filth about people is utterly disgusting.” Another stated, “I can’t think of any context that would make this less horrible. It’s shockingly distasteful.” Meanwhile, one concluded, “@WendyWilliams YOU were RUDE & DISRESPECTFUL the way you talked about the murder of 19 year old Swavy! You more concerned about how many followers he have & you don’t! Don’t you realize he’s a real person? Aren’t you a mother with a son? No more WW show for me!”



 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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