Talk show host Wendy Williams has something to say about everything and everyone on her self-titled television program. However, this time she made remarks that are bordering on offensive when she called out Bruce Jenner’s latest plastic surgery results.
During the “Hot Topics” segment of her show, Wendy talked about Bruce Jenner’s new appearance and his bright pink manicure that he sported during his 65th birthday last week.
Wendy, no stranger to manis/pedis, ponytails or plastic surgery herself said, “Thank God he waited for his kids to grow up before making this transition or whatever it is he’s going through. Can you imagine how awful it would be for those kids if he showed up with a blowout, a shaved Adam’s apple, pink nail polish and smoking a cigarette at a PTA meeting? Could you imagine?”
Whether or not Bruce is making a transition is yet unclear. He may just be trying new things now that he is separated from known control freak Kris Jenner. And there are probably worse things a parent can do than change their physical appearance. Something that GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis noted in a statement to The Wrap:
“To suggest that a person’s nail polish color or hairstyle would inflict harm on their children is just ludicrous. What does inflict harm, however, is gross and invasive speculation about a person’s gender identity.”
However, Access Live Hollywood notes that Wendy’s comments weren’t entirely negative.
“I think society in general — you might not like [someone who is LGBT] but you damn sure are outnumbered if you say something about it… I don’t know what he’s on his way to doing. All I know is that I’m happy for him because he’s able to live in his own truth… One step at a time, everybody. One step at a time, we will get through this together.”
Wendy has come under fire in the past for making ignorant and therefore insensitive remarks about the transgendered community. Perhaps meeting with a representative from GLAAD rather spending time on plastic surgery could help enlighten her.
Bruce first began taking heat for his decision to shave his Adam’s apple late last year. He ultimately underwent the procedure at the beginning of this year. Amidst speculation at the time that Bruce was transitioning into life as a female, the former athlete responded that his reason for the new look was that he had never liked his Adam’s apple and wanted to minimize it. Since then, growing out his hair and getting colorful manicures have exacerbated rumors that Bruce will be a woman soon.
Although Wendy Williams frequently criticizes other stars and their drastic plastic surgery, she has been under the knife several times herself and has even called herself a plastic surgery queen. Wendy has a large tattoo across her lower abdomen to conceal the scar resulting from a tummy tuck and has also had breast augmentation and liposuction. In addition, Wendy gets regular Botox injections to hide signs of her chronological age.