Wendy Williams

An emotional Wendy Williams paid tribute to Martyn Hett, a 29-year-old public relations manager who died in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22.

She said Hett saved for 2 years to attend a taping of her show during his whirlwind 10-city tour of the United States. He was set to leave on his dream trip just 3 days after the Ariana concert.

Days before his death Hett tweeted that he scored two tickets to attend tapings of The Wendy Williams Show in New York City.

Wendy fought back tears as she explained that Hett would have been in her audience yesterday and today.

"So Martyn, in honor of you, we're keeping that chair open," she said tearfully, as the audience applauded and the camera panned to an empty seat.


Hett was mocked on Twitter after his death because he tweeted in defense of Muslims last year. Twisted Twitter users said he deserved to die at the hands of an Islamic extremist after defending Islam.


  • zawnn

    Sad

  • Mia Said so

    This is so sad.. Such is life

  • Indies beauty

    Awe so happy Wendy cares. His best friend posted something about his trip on one of Wendy's YouTube videos. All the commentors made it our mission to tweet Wendy and her producer's.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I've cried along with many loved ones as they spoke lovingly of those they lost. Just so senseless and sad.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im on here often defending Muslims. Bc the hate against them is real. If I go and die tonight yall be sure to bring it up. MOCK ME. IDGAF and something tells me this sweet soul who lost his life, wouldn't have either. Not anyone of ONE group of PEOPLE are BAD. There are bad people in every single bunch. Why don't folks GET that?

    God bless him.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    And Wendy gets a bad rap, but its nice to see her do this nice gesture. Sure someone about to bring their behinds up here and be like this is nice, but what about people in Flint. Or what about xyz. Dummies.

  • imright

    why didnt u post the tweet of him defending Muslims ??

  • Cheese eggs

    I'm not crying........really?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I thought Wendy was sooooooooooooooo fake & phony when Whitney died.
    I actually believe this emotion.
    RIP baby boy.

  • sunni_daze

    She didn't like Whitney.

  • Renee26

    That was nice...her staff pointed that message out and she actually did something in his memory

  • bemetoo

    O/T did y'all see d wades son on his birthday with gabby, Chile ion the 1 to gossip but word around town is that he is bossy or (chris) bosh- ey zesty from the pics he took..

  • side_i

    So heart breaking

  • Junkanoo

    This is sad but people in the west never mourn the lives of innocent people bombed by American forces or drone strikes only the lives of a small few seem to count when tragedy strikes , people allow the media to tell them what to think and dont seem to be aware of it.

  • Cali

    She already did in a previous post so STFU

  • imright

    relax assshole

  • Voice Of Reason

    As black ppl, we should know better than anyone else how much it sucks to be judged because of other people. We are judged on our skin and Muslims are judged by their religion.

    Anyone that mocked this man's death is truly low and despicable. Smh

  • dontgetblocked

    That was nice of her. RIP Martyn. Just a young man trying to enjoy life.

  • AG

    Well said

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I shed a tear watching Wendy. She was struggling to hold it together and get through the segment without crying.

  • Dane

    Say it one more time.

  • Allihave2say

    Wendy was talk-crying that's why she made it through without actually crying.

  • Allihave2say

    Post that pic! Sandra is the only blog who'll let you do it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I added it to the post. Thx.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That was so nice!

  • Faux Gibbler

    Nicely said.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Ain't you mad at Wendy? You still watch her?

  • JanusMaximus

    Yeah, what about that cease and desist from last year?

  • Ladyvil

    SMH, False Flag!

  • Ladyvil

    XThis is/was a false flag an Wendy is an 'agent of change' salaried via govt funds.

    She throws up the '666' an the 'baphomet' hand signs so much mosy know who she serves!

    #WakeUpSleepers
    #UrGovtIsScrewinYou

  • Ladyvil

    Her audience are ALL 'bobble head' dolls who agree with her dumb childish BS daily.

  • Ladyvil

    DON'T....she is fake an a devil worshiper. Satanic hand gestures says it all!

  • nick c

    Why should we most are complacent to extreme Islam, you living on another planet of something?

  • nick c

    Kick rocks extreme Islam is real keep your head in the sand if you want to.

  • Voice Of Reason

    Nobody's denying extreme Islam. However, that doesn't make it ok to discriminate against ALL Muslims. Do black ppl deny thugs exist? No, but that doesn't make us ok with anyone treating ALL black ppl like thugs.

    What this poor guy(and the original commenter) was saying is that not ALL are bad so we can't treat them all badly.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What do yo study? Which gesture?

  • bemetoo
  • Allihave2say

    Oh! Yeah! He may need some shots of testosterone. Oh!

  • bemetoo

    Yea he's just 10 but my aunt has a saying when you're 4 you know...lol he's 10 so that means he's in?

  • Allihave2say

    SSExuality preferences really taps into the argument of nature vs nurture. Some are born vs some are made.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Remember when Wendy sent Auntie Sandra a c&d or a copyright infringement notice? After all the good press she gave Wendy?

  • Faux Gibbler

    She played a clip from a documentary movie about Wendy that Wendy didn't like. Imagine that. LOL. Wendy is the biggest trash talker.