Wendy Williams has not had a good run in the press recently. Her controversial comments about various topics have landed her in hot water previously, but after joking about the death of Drew Carey’s former fiancée Amie Harwick the hose of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ has been receiving some serious clapback by fans and non-fans alike. Now, with her comments having simmered in user’s minds for a few days, a string of petitions to have the host removed from her position on her show have surfaced.
“Since July 14, 2008, Wendy Williams has wowed viewers in both positive and negative aspects, with an array of opinions based on hearsay and her own personal views,” outlined one such petition about the host that is entitled ‘Remove the Wendy Williams Show from Syndication,’ which went on to say, “She has both enlightened and offended viewers and entertainers alike, sometimes going a bit too far with her sporadically inane commentaries, randomly offering proverbial olive branches with her seemingly empty apologies, which are only prompted by the producers of her show, in exchange for more views as each season matriculates. We the people say enough is enough.”
“After covering the murder of Drew Carey’s ex-fiancé Dr. Aimee Harwick recently, who was pushed from a third storey window, Wendy’s mockery of her death was tasteless and sociopathic,” the petition went on to mention about the controversial talk show host, adding, “This petition goes to support our beliefs that such a vile person should not be allowed a public following on national television. Please end this show immediately.” It is unclear whether Williams is aware of these online petition’s existence at this time or not.
Another petition titled ‘Cancel The Wendy Williams Show’ raised against the host states that allowing ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ to remain on the air, “not only legitimizes the trivialization of domestic violence but helps perpetuate the idea that violence against women is both socially acceptable and open to jokes if done for a talk shows or entertainment ratings.” Clearly, users are fed up with William’s controversial rhetoric and want to demand change at a higher paygrade than the host herself.
The host made the tragic death of Amie Harwick the subject of her ‘Hot Topics’ segment of the show. In the bit, Williams made reference to Harwick’s passing, saying she was “pushed from a third floor balcony,” presumably by her ex Gareth Pursehouse. He was arrested on suspicion of murder following the tragedy.
The audience of her show was noticeably silent, which prompted the host to reference ‘The Price Is Right’ with the famous quote, “come on down,” while making head motions suggesting Harwick’s fall from the balcony that killed her.