Wendy Williams denies farting on air, blames it on a science experiment backstage


Did she, or didn’t she? That was the question everyone was asking last week when a clip of what sounded like Wendy Williams tooting during her show went viral. When Wendy was talking about Odell Beckham Jr. smacking a policeman’s backside, a muffled rumbling sound was heard, followed by a brief pause by Wendy who then stammered out the rest of her thought, seemingly flustered but what had just happened. It’s the sound that is in question because the majority of viewers think it was flatulence. You decide:

I can’t hear what is being disputed honestly. Maybe I have crap speakers. I guess I hear *something* around the :18 mark, but I never would have picked that sound out if I’d just seen the clip. Wendy, for her part, is denying it’s her doing, saying that she’s a belcher, not a farter.

“Let me tell you something right now, okay?” she began, as the word “Fartgate” showed up behind her on screen. “I don’t lean over like this to release a fart, I lean over like this because it’s comfortable. If I sit [straight up] all the time, it’s heavy on my spine. I like to release my hips and lean. I’ve been doing this for 11 years on this show.”

“I have never farted once on this show,” she continued. “As a matter of fact, I barely fart, you know why? Gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching because all I do is talk.”

Williams claimed that had she actually done it, she would have paused the show and addressed it immediately, because “farts are always funny.”

“By the sound of that fart, I would have had to go change my costume, I would have left a mark in the seat,” she hilariously continued. “I wouldn’t even save the costume, I’d throw it away. It’d be soiled beyond soiled-tivity.”

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I can work both sides of this claim. On the fart’s side, I’m a fart denier myself so I would absolutely deny it. If anyone asks me outright if the wind is mine, I’m immediately counting ceiling tiles and finding a way out of the room. So I could see Wendy getting involved in the cover-up of Fartgate. And maybe she’s never passed gas on the show but saying she gets it all out through burping is not the most solid excuse (yes, that was an intended pun).

However, I think Wendy is the type of person who would point out her own bodily release for the sake of humor. Some people are arguing that if she was leaning to the right to release the wind, why would she go through with the set up only to deny the pitch? When I see my husband lean to either side, I head for the hills until it’s safe to return, and sometimes he’s just grabbing his wallet (better safe than sorry). We’re talking about the woman who showed a video of herself getting a Botox injection she called “a little breakfast procedure” on air. I don’t think she’s above revealing a fart. I’d expect she’d turn it into a segment replete with a montage of famous farts.

For what it’s worth, a gaffer on the crew claims the sound was made backstage as they were filling up a fish tank for a chemistry experiment they were doing late in the show. Something about having a wrong hose. Although it’s possible, all this is in the ‘methinks thou protest too much’ territory. Still, as a fart denier, I like to keep a few excuses ready for plausible denial. I guess I need to find me a fish tank and hose to carry around now, just in case.




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  1. Arizona says:

    she definitely farted. she even lifted her butt cheek! I don’t know why everyone tries to deny it. we all fart.

  2. Cindy says:

    I didn’t hear anything. I guess my speakers are crap. She was pretty discreet if she did it though because I didn’t even catch when it was supposed to happen.

  3. Mellie says:

    It’s ok, Wendy, everybody farts.

  4. Esmom says:

    LOL at your last sentence, Hecate. I don’t know. I don’t think her leaning is any kind of proof. If anything, you’d think she’d be working hard to avoid leaning if she was trying to hold in gas. But the belching denial is kinda suspect.

    This new fixation with people farting (or not) on air is bizarre to me. Way too much analysis on this…although I can see the attraction of focusing on anything but the substance of the news these days during this endless national nightmare.

  5. HK9 says:

    That was a fart. I’m a farter…I know one when I hear it. It happens as you get older. I understand her wish to deny, and it’s her choice. 🙂

  6. Jillian says:

    Clearly a fart! It is so childish to bend over backward to deny it. Everybody farts, Wendy

  7. Chickaletta says:

    If I were her, I’d be more embarrassed by the stuff coming out of my mouth than the stuff coming out of my butt.

  8. grumpyterrier says:

    “ass-OOH-alt” pfffffttt

  9. Amy Too says:

    My grandmother used to fart and then pretend there was a duck in the house quacking. “It sounds like the ducks are back in the house again!” Or she would mime walking a little dog and then pretend to chastise the dog for his bad manners. She was so funny and I miss her a lot.

  10. Purple prankster says:

    I think at a certain point in life the farts let themselves out

    • elle says:

      This is the first time I have TRULY laughed until I cried.

      Just happened to hub the other day. We were in a gym – I was on the opposite side of the room when I heard a “RIIIIIIIIIIIP!!” I thought surely I didn’t just hear that / somebody must have been dragging a bench. But when we reconvened, he confessed. He reached up for a bar and a surprise fart sprang out.

  11. zotsioltar says:

    Love how people are finally dog piling on her. Trash human.

  12. Middle of the road says:

    She farted and the excuse about the “science experiment” is stupid. Everyone farts it’s gross and I hate it too, but come on it’s okay lol

  13. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Hecate – your writing on this critical topic is *chef’s kiss*

  14. Jane Doe says:

    Allow me to be 10 for a minute and call her the personification of a fart.

  15. jules says:

    this entire post plus comments is pure comedy gold. thanks y’all!

  16. Gil says:

    I don’t watch her show often but few months ago she was doing her thing introducing the topics and she blenched. She said sorry, laughed it off and continue with the show. I don’t think she would deny farting. Of course there is the sound on the clip. I would think about someone mean in the production doing that “joke”. Someone mean like her stranded husband, maybe?

  17. Velvet Elvis says:

    Ugh I can’t look at her. All I see is nostrils.

  18. mara says:

    WW is not at all classy, and I don’t think that she would deny farting. I’ve had the misfortune to hear her belch and proudly own it. Why cover up a fart? I try my best not to watch her show unless someone that I really like is her guest, or I am in the mood to see a train wreck.

  19. phdsd says:

    She looks like Achmed the Dead Terrorist in the picture with the orange dress. Terrible styling that….

  20. It's a dry heave says:

    The way she loudly slurps and gulps tea, and smacks her lips means she collects more than enough gas throughout the day to belch AND fart mightily

    Her manners are disgusting, and obviously none of the “yes” people she surrounds herself with can say anything.

  21. Sass says:

    Omg! Wendy! EVERYBODY FARTS.

    An average of fourteen times a day!

    Even you.


    (Quoting my 10yo son)