Talk Show Host Wendy Williams had a tumultuous relationship with Whitney Houston, whom she never met, and former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actress Janet Hubert is criticizing her for crying over the singer after her untimely death.
Huber has addressed Wendy in an open letter. “Celebrities are not topics; we are people just like everyone else. We hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do,” she wrote.
The one time Williams interviewed Whitney on her former radio show, the two had a heated exchange and since then, Williams continued to report on the singer’s drug use. However, following Houston’s death, Williams delivered an emotional speech in which she drew comparisons between herself and the pop icon.
It seems many thought Williams was not being genuine, and apparently Janet feels the same.
“How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS?” Janet asked, taking aim at a popular gossip segment on Wendy’s show.
“How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness, when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow and others you slam on a daily basis,” she wrote.
While William’s daily gossip was a main issue expressed in Janet’s letter, she also expressed concern about how Wendy’s actions represent Black women.
“Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout and scream when there is injustice. Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict Black women as neck-shaking, overbearing women who can’t get along.”
Huber has expressed criticism of former co-star Will Smith, and now she accuses Williams of tearing down celebrities and forgetting that she, too, may one day want the media to have compassion for her.
“You need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted. We need to join together,” she said, warning, “You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A-list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave, sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over.”
Williams has promised that she would not continue reporting stories surrounding Houston’s death.