Wendy Williams Receives HUGE Backlash As She Mocks Joaquin Phoenix' "Cleft Palate"
Wendy Williams is receiving a ton of backlash after making insensitive comments regarding Joaquin Phoenix' "cleft palate" lip scar. Fans are speaking out on Twitter with their outrage.
Wendy Williams made some insensitive comments during the taping of her January 7th episode of her daytime talk show. The Wendy Williams Show host, discussed the 2020 Oscar nominations, which included Joaquin Phoenix for his starring role in Joker. Wendy admits that she finds Joaquin Phoenix "oddly attractive."
Wendy Williams makes insensitive comments
She then mentioned his "piercing eyes" after his big win at the 2020 Golden Globes before saying, "when he shaves off his moustache he's got a hairline fracture. He's got one of those - what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate."
Fans were not happy with Williams
Wendy then hooked her finger into her lip to imitate the common birth defect which is what really enraged fans and viewers. Phoenix has never himself publicly addressed the scar on his lip.
@WendyWilliams should feel ashamed for being so disrespectful joking about Joaquin Phoenix cleft lip, not only to him but others out there. This should not have been aired and she should be held responsible for her actions. pic.twitter.com/bW27B10muc— brandon (@bran97x) January 8, 2020
As Ambassador for Cleft Lip and Palate Association @CLAPACOMMUNITY I really am disgusted by this @wendywilliams.. Mimicing a cleft lip, and making a joke about it, is disgraceful. Have you any idea the pain and operations a child with cleft must go through as they grow? Please RT https://t.co/bINZItpWgI— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) January 9, 2020
Wendy Williams made fun of Joaquin Phoenix's cleft palate scar. In other news, she's still a pile of hot garbage and water is wet.— тнιѕ ιѕ тнє ωαу (@kylo_fett) January 15, 2020