Wendy Williams says she is sick of the #MeToo movement

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Wendy Williams uttered some inflammatory statements on her show that have made her the scourge of both the #MeToo movement and a recent grassroots campaign to boycott R. Kelly.

“It’s not going to work,” Williams said of the organizers of the #MuteRKelly campaign to ban the singer from the music industry. “Black people aren’t really good at protesting … not since the King march. It’s not going to work.”

But then Williams contradicted herself when she said the protests successfully helped cancel eight of R. Kelly’s concerts nationwide and will probably also shut down the singer’s upcoming New York set.

“The #MeToo movement hasn’t affected R. Kelly, because R. Kelly, he wasn’t a #MeToo,” Williams continued. “Aaliyah voluntarily married him when she was 15 years old. And her parents voluntarily let her do it when she was 15 years old. And that little girl that I saw from my own eyeballs that he urinated on and he had his way with, was there at his house, she let it go down.”

Williams put the culpability at the feet of the parents of R. Kelly’s alleged victims and explained that she didn’t see a connection between the young women reportedly being kept away in the singer’s home and his long-documented predatory behavior.

“The multiple allegations of R. Kelly holding women in his own home. Where are their parents? This is a whole different thing, it has nothing to do with #MeToo,” she added. “R. Kelly is just a very, very sick man.”

Later in the same “Hot Topics” segment, Williams basically hated on the #MeToo movement.

“I’m sick of this #MeToo movement,” she said. “I love that people are speaking up for the first time and speaking out and everything, but now … I look at all men like you’re a #MeToo, all of them, all of them, which is not fair.”

Not surprisingly, Williams’ comments caused great social media unrest. Take a look at reactions below followed by a video of the Wendy Williams segment.

Terry Shropshire
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