Wendy Williams REALLY got herself into some trouble over the offensive comments she made about HBCUs and the NAACP earlier this week.
As you’ve probably already heard, while discussing Jesse Williams’ BET Awards acceptance speech during her ‘Hot Topics’ segment, Wendy basically denounced the existence of both HBCUs and the NAACP.
“On the other hand, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college. We have historically black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP,” said Wendy.
Well, sources exclusively tell lovebscott.com that Wendy LOST the show’s Chevrolet sponsorship as a result of her anti-HBCU and anti-NAACP comments.
In April of this year, The Wendy Williams show struck an all-inclusive deal with Chevrolet, Carat Media and ACE Media Corp. to include on-air promotion of the 2016 Chevy Malibu. The activation included custom digital content, social media marketing, and was set to continue for the rest of the year.
Our sources say that Wendy has been “sobbing all week” over the loss, although she refuses to apologize.
We’re not sure who exactly pulled the plug, but it should be noted that Andrea Holmes Thompkins, President and CEO of ACE Media Corp (the company responsible for facilitating the Chevy partnership), graduated from Howard University.
Maybe next time Wendy will think a little harder before she throws her words around.
Update: We hear that Roland Martin has been invited to appear on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday. His appearance comes after he read Wendy for filth on his TVOne show in response to her comments.
“If you actually bothered to read a book and not gossip magazines, you might know these things,” said Roland. “Wendy let me help you out. When you’re on TV and have no idea what you’re talking about, shut the hell up. Don’t open your mouth. Don’t embarrass yourself. Because you sound silly.”
See what else he had to say below.
Update #2: Wendy has confirmed Roland’s appearance and it’s scheduled for Thursday.
“Over the past few days, if you don’t know, I’ve been facing some really harsh criticism from our viewers and other people in the media because of my comments regarding racism. One of my biggest critics was a journalist and activist Roland Martin who I’ve known for several years, but he did what he thought he had to do.”
“I reached out to him over the weekend and we had a very interesting conversation on the telephone regarding race and so I said, ‘You know what? Why don’t you just come to the show?’” she said. “So I’ve invited Roland to the show. He will be here to have open dialogue. Roland will be here on Thursday, so I look forward to this.