Wendy Williams tearfully apologized to cross-dressing men after she criticized them for imitating biological women by wearing stereotypical feminine attire.
During Thursday's Hot Topics segment, the 55-year-old divorcée discussed "Galentine's Day," and observed that a few men in the audience were clapping.
Wendy told her audience how she really feels about men reinforcing gender stereotypes by wearing feminine dresses, skirts, high heels and handbags.
"And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves? Looky here now, gay men, you'll never be the woman that we are, No matter how gay."
Her criticism did not go over well with LGBT+ members of her TV crew or the LGBT+ community, who reminded Wendy that they are half of her television audience.
On Friday, Wendy tearfully apologized and promised to do better. "I'll start by saying I apologize, I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday's show," she said.
"I did not realize until I got home, and I watched the second running of our show. I didn't mean to hurt anybody's feelings. I'm just having a conversation. If you know me long enough, then you know, I live and let live every day. Life is too short. I'm 55 years old, and maybe I sounded like your auntie, your mother, your big sister, or somebody out of touch. I'm not out of touch, except for perhaps yesterday by saying what I said. I deeply apologize. I will do better."