The talk show host mocked 2020 Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix's apparent cleft palate on her January 7 show - and fans and activists are getting upset about it a week later.
In the segment, Williams jokingly teases Phoenix about his condition stating, "When he shaves off his mustache he's got a hairline fracture", she said.
The Wendy Williams Show host has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry as a effect of her unfiltered nature, and while many of her viewers love it, it can still get her into trouble sometimes.
She further added that the Hollywood actor who won the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes recently, had one of those 'cleft lip, cleft palate.' The fans and followers of the Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix in no time started calling out the host Wendy Williams for her insensitive remark towards, Joaquin Phoenix. "He's got one of those - what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate", the 55-year-old host shared on the program, mocking the condition by hooking her finger to her lip.
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On Wednesday morning the Bomber's linebacker took to Twitter to announce his son Beau, who was also born with cleft lip, was heading into surgery to have it repaired. "I want to apologize to the cleft community and in Beau's honor, our show is donating to (Operation Smile) and (the American Cleft-Craniofacial Association)".
"Mimicing [sic] a cleft lip, and making a joke about it, is disgraceful".
During the "Hot Topic" segment of "The Wendy Williams Show" on January 7, Williams revealed she found the "Joker" star "oddly attractive", noting that she even liked the actor's scar.
Williams has not yet addressed the backlash to her comments.
No matter what happened, to a man on both sides, the teams kept plowing forward which made for a very dramatic and tense game. Steen tied it with 6:21 left on a backhand after Robert Thomas' pass found him all alone in front of the Flyers' net.
Before the summit could begin, Prince Philip could be seen being driven out of the Sandringham estate on Monday. A source told Us Weekly Kate is "hoping that in the new year, the cousins will spend more time together".
West Yorkshire Police said Khan was held on Tuesday following an operation involving the National Crime Agency and local partners. A man wanted in connection with the murder of a Bradford police officer nearly 15 years ago has been arrested in Pakistan .
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Pour sa troisième titularisation de rang aux dépens de Maxime Machenaud, le demi de mêlée a encore prouvé qui était le patron. Les Ciel et Blanc devront absolument s'imposer pour espérer finir dans les quatre meilleurs premiers.
Officials had met with representatives from the CAF in Younde on Wendesday to discuss the date change for the tournament. A month later Caf announced that Cameroon had agreed to host the 2021 edition instead.
Federer, Nadal kick in $170000 for Australian bushfire relief
The ATP on Sunday pledged $500,000 to the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of the bushfire relief efforts. The 20-time grand-slam victor took on Kyrgios as the centrepiece of Wednesday night's event and prevailed 7-6 (8-6).
Springboks nominated for Laureus Team of the Year
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