Thursday, July 7, 2016

Critics SLAM #WendyWilliams for comments AGAINST #JesseWilliams #NAACP & #HBCU's! [details]

Media MAVEN Wendy Williams is no STRANGER to criticism.  Williams is UNDER FIRE for her RECENT comments about Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award speech, NAACP and HBCU's!  Yes, the 'SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT' talk show host drew IRE over her REMARKS over actor and activist Jesse Williams' recent speech at the BET Awards on Wednesday's episode of "The Wendy Williams Show."

"His speech was very poignant, on one hand," Williams said. "On the other hand, you know, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as an historically white college. We have historically black colleges. What if it was the National Organization for White People only? There's the NAACP."

Jesse Williams, 34, who delivered his speech on June 26 after receiving the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award, earned raves for his remarks (see transcript here), but also drew criticism in the form of an online petition to boycott ABC and fire the actor from "Grey's Anatomy."

The petition called his speech "a racist rant," but series creator Shonda Rhimes summarily rejected the notion.

"Boo don't need a petition," she tweeted on July 4.

On Wednesday, Jesse Williams tweeted that he believes the petition does not contain "a single sane sentence."

"Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice's 14th birthday so I don't want to hear anymore about how far we've come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a 12-year-old playing alone in the park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich," said Williams, who produced the BET documentary "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," in his original BET Awards speech. "Tell Rekia Boyd how it's so much better to live in 2012 than it is to live in 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner. Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to (Darrien) Hunt."

Williams received a standing ovation mid-speech.

"We've been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we're done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil," he continued.
SOCIAL MEDIA was not happy with Ms. WENDY! Here is SOME of the HEAT she took on TWITTER:

Now I LOVE Wendy and she has a HUGE voice, but she 'jumped out the window' with this one.  We NEED HBCU's and the NAACP.  If not where would AFRICAN-AMERICANS be when WHITE INSTITUITONS closed their doors and turned their backs on us!?  Come on Wendy?  I know you KNOW THIS.  She should've SKATED around this TOPIC and stick to TALKING about Gwyneth and Madonna and such.

You took an 'L' on this one.


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