The media personality, Wendy Williams recently sparked controversy for covering the death of the TikTok star very insensitively. On Wednesday, Williams discussed the death of TikTok star, Matima Miller or Swavy on her daily Talktime show. She allegedly discussed the boy’s followers and popularity very insensitively before breaking the news of his death. Amid the criticism, the daily Talktime star was spotted for the first time after her controversial remarks.
Wendy Williams spotted in her New York Yankees Jacket amid the Controversy over TikTok star’s death:
The TV personality recently received backlash for her insensitive coverage of the death of a TikTok star, Swavy on her daily Talktime show. Amid the whole controversy and criticism received, Wendy was snapped stepping out of a building in her native, New York City. The media personality was spotted for the first time after the whole controversy. She kept a very casual and low profile, as she spotted going from the building to her car.
Wendy, who is 56 years old kept her look simple and casual. She wore New York Yankees jacket, over a white and plain top. For the bottom, she chose blue denim shorts. Moreover, she styled her look with white sneakers and a plain blue mask. Wendy kept her long blonde hair, center-parted and open as she stepped out.
Wendy William received backlash over her insensitive coverage on the death of 19-year-old TikTok star, Swavy :
Last week, Wendy William covered the news of the death of a 19-year old Tik Tok star, Swavy very insensitively on her daily talk time show. Under her Hot Topics segment, Wendy was covering the news, which viewers found very disrespectful and unclassy. As she remarked on the TikTok star’s fame and followers, before disclosing the fact that he was murdered.
Wendy started the segment by saying that neither she nor anyone in the building knows who this guy was. Further, she asked the audience to clap if anyone knew who the guy was. She also allegedly with disgusted expressions said that the guy got more followers than her before her producer reminded her that she had more Instagram followers. “He’s a TikTok star. He’s got more followers than me: 2.5 million.”
Moreover, she kept continuing talking about the TikTok star even after few people applauded.[because they knew Swavy]. Further, she commented on the popularity of both the social media apps, TikTok and Instagram.
Meanwhile, the TikTok star’s photo was displayed on the screen behind her. After her whole insensitive remarks, the TV personality dramatically changed her tone, before breaking the news of his death. The 19-year-old Tik Tok star Matima Miller popularly knows as Swavy died on July 5, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware. Check out the clip of the whole controversial segment here:
y’all please watch this 😭 pic.twitter.com/eW2SX9EBKp
— Alex (@AlexTMcNair) July 8, 2021
Mother of the Deceased TikTok star slammed Wendy Williams for her “Disrespectful” Remarks:
As soon as the clip went viral, Wendy became a trending topic on social media. Further, she received criticism for her hateful and disrespectful handling of Swavy’s murder news. The 19-year-old boy was a Tik Tok star, with over 2.3 million followers on the same app. On Monday, he was murdered in the broad daylight, by getting shot in Wilmington, Delaware, on 5 June 2021.
The mother of slain TikTok star called out Wendy for her insensitive coverage of the topic. “Look at my eyes and stuff. Y’all, like as a mother, Wendy Williams, how dare you? So disrespectful .” Moreover, she also wants a public apology from the TV host for her insensitive remarks on her deceased son.