Wendy Williams on her bad day last week: I’m not perfect, you’re a tough crowd

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Last Friday we saw Wendy Williams acting bizarrely on her talk show. Wendy paused multiple times, she struggled to speak and she slurred her words. It was tough to watch. Wendy has been open about her struggle with drug abuse and the fact that she was living in a sober house pre-pandemic. Plus she’s paused her show to get treatment for her Graves’ disease. Wendy sort-of addressed the criticism of that episode on her show Monday. Instead of owning up to it at all, Wendy seemed to suggest it was everyone else’s fault for paying attention to her and expecting her to be perfect. If she would have said it was a private medical matter and she was working on it, people would have understood. She didn’t even say she was sorry or regretted going on the air that way. Here’s what she said and you can see the video below. She glossed over it and then moved on.

“I always say I love you for watching ‘cause I really, really do. I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you. I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it’s still work. An effort put in for the hour I’m out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not perfect.”

“I do appreciate you putting in the effort to watch us, and I love entertaining you. You know? It’s not easy. It is not easy, you’re a tough crowd.”

[via Fox News]

That’s truly all she said about it in the opener and then she moved on. Remember how Wendy’s former DJ hinted that her set was an abusive work environment and said that people were afraid of losing their jobs? I can see that here, not in how messed up she was, but in her inability to admit she shouldn’t have gone on the air like that. If she was on new a prescription or was feeling poorly and took something that she shouldn’t have that’s understandable. She didn’t even have to go in depth. Things are really sh-tty lately and we’re all coping however we can. Plus she has real health issues. It was nice of her to tell her audience she appreciates them, but she didn’t say that she’s embarrassed or that she feels bad to have put her staff and guests in that position. That says something about her.

I queued it up to part where she talks about Friday, which starts at 1:45.

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  1. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I dislike this woman so hard. I try to stay out of her post because she to me always feels like kicking someone when they are down. But just this once I have to acknowledges that she is someone I have never been able to sympathize with and I’m that person who is understanding of most everyone’s issues. Having said that, it’s a terrible time and I don’t wish her ill so for her sake and her staff I hope she gets the help she needs.

    • manda says:

      I used to be like you, but then after her husband left her in that awful public way, and her son was arrested at one point (I think for defending her to his dad? not sure), and then the drug abuse stuff, I just feel that she has been and is being punished for the awful things she has said on her radio show and tv show. I honestly feel bad for her at this point. I can’t believe the show is still even going, she seems like she’s chronically on the brink

    • Sunnydaze says:

      I second this. Two things can be true at the same time: she is a mean, petty person who I find deeply unfunny and way too happy to kick people who are down AND I do hope whatever she’s struggling through gets resolved – it’s really shitty what happened with her ex and i wish her peace after going through all that.

  2. Eurogirl70 says:

    Wendy is a hot mess. A slow moving dumpster fire in the middle of Times Square.

  3. Sass says:

    I remember the first time I ever saw her show, at a waiting room in a hospital around 2007/2009, when it was brand new. I hated it right away, it felt so cheap and already mean. I couldn’t believe it stayed on the air. I do think she’s a train wreck dumpster fire of a terrible human being but watching the clip from last week, I did feel terrible for her.