Throughout her career, Wendy Williams has been forced to deal with the never ending rumors, as well as ruthless jabs from enemies that she was born a biological man. And although the rumors must have been annoying to the gossip queen, in a new interview, Williams explains that enduring the transphobic rumors have made her a tougher woman.
While promoting her new stand-up comedy show in Vegas, Williams spoke with ABC News about her troubled childhood and she explained that she was tortured by other kids for her looks.
“I had a very tortured childhood,” she said. “I was tortured, they fat shamed me … So, I want to talk about growing up. I want to answer the big question about the boobs. People know they are breast implants, but a lot of people, I read and see, ‘You’ve lost so much weight now, you need a breast reduction.’ I will answer you straight and direct, if you are in Vegas.”
Williams also addressed the transgender rumors, saying that she honestly understands why people think she’s transgender but that she’s grown comfortable in her own female skin, despite the critiques of others.
“People do think I was born a man. That is absolutely not [true] but I get it. I’ve got a strong face, a strong body, I’m 5’11. I wear wigs,” she said.
“There’s no worse way to insult a woman than by saying she looks like a man, but once a woman gets over that, there is no stronger woman,” she added.
Considering how experienced and successful Williams is, we understand why she’s become so comfortable in her own skin. And with the way the transgender movement is booming in today’s culture, calling a woman a man may not be that insulting for too much longer. – nicholas robinson