Wendy Williams put her foot in her mouth when she made an insensitive remark and gesture while she was talking about Joaquin Phoenix's appearance. The actor has a cleft palate and Williams used her finger as a hook to mimic it while saying:
"When he shaves off his mustache he’s got a hairline fracture,” she said of the actor. “He’s got one of those — what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate. He’s got this. He’s got this. I find it to be very attractive."
This remark did not go over well, and people were quick to point out the casual cruelty in the joke.