Photos of talk show host Wendy Williams enjoying a vacation and hanging out at the beach came out this week, and they’ve garnered quite the response from people.
I’m not a fan of this woman most of the time, but i think she is beautiful in her skin. We need to embrace and love ourselves regardless of how society expect us to look.#wendywilliams
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While Williams is known for not holding her tongue when it comes to the actions of others, the amount of body shaming that has taken place has been pretty discouraging to see. Even rapper T.I. shared a few of the images, claiming he was taking the high road and choosing not to make fun of her. Still, it didn’t keep his more than seven million followers from saying a less than positive thing or two:
Ok now as much shit as this sister talk about people… (Myself included) I know what y’all expect. But I’m not gon do the obvious fye her ass up. NOPE!!! I’m gon be respectful because regardless of her flaws she’s still a independent black business woman that’s had to fight her way through life to get where she is. JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE SHE JUDGES DAILY!!! But I’m gon try something new different this time. Let’s see if the power of mercy moves her heart to not be so malicious vindictive in the future when she’s speaking on the lives of other strangers when they’re going through their own PERSONAL tough times. That’s my approach… let’s see. ?
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But in case you were wondering how the 53-year-old TV personality and former radio jock is feeling about all of this, based on the post she shared today, she’s unbothered. Still, she poked fun at her own figure and let her followers know that she’s planning to address all of the commentary about her body on next Monday’s show.
“If you’re gonna live in a glass house,” she wrote in reference to her penchant for throwing stones at celebrities. “I’ll see you Monday and oh yes, I will talk about my beach body. P.S. I never go in the water without a few floatation [sic] devices.”
If you’re gonna live in a glass house…I’ll see you Monday and oh yes, I will talk about my beach body. P.S. I never go in the water without a few floatation devices. ???
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But we all know that Williams is never shy or ashamed of her body or the work she’s had done on it. As she told PEOPLE back in 2015 after losing 50 pounds, she’s comfortable in the skin she’s in, especially after working hard to slim down.
“Slow and steady is the name of the game,” Williams said. “It’s not going to happen overnight. I no longer believe in fad diets, crash diets. I don’t believe in diet pills. I don’t want my heart to race and pop out of my chest. Yes, I did have a jump-start because years ago I did get the liposuction and a tummy tuck, but I have to say that, if there is a poster child for plastic surgery and the jump-off to a new lifestyle, it would be me.”