Wendy Williams has come under attack once more following a segment on her chat show where she discussed the death of teenage TikTok star Matima Miller, better referred to as Swavy. The chat show host was branded “offensive” and “abhorrent” for her remarks during her “Hot Topics” segment, where she discussed Swavy’s large TikTok audience then casually announced to her audience that he had been murdered. “Wait. This was how she chose to steer the segment talking about this young man’s death? We all know Wendy to be messy and with the trots, but this wasn’t cool in the least,” wrote one Twitter user. To introduce the segment, the 56-year-old instructed her studio audience to “clap” if that they had heard of the 19-year-old content creator.
“I haven’t any idea who this person is [and] neither do I person during this building,” said Williams. “He’s a TikTok star and he’s got more followers than me: 2.5 million,” she added, appearing unimpressed. Producer Norman Baker quickly chimed in from behind a camera to spice up her ego by informing Williams that she had a much bigger following on Instagram, which Williams pack up. “Well, as my son Kevin would say, nobody uses Instagram anymore. As far as TikTok, I do not use that in the least. I do not know what that’s, I do not want to be involved,” she said. Williams, appearing disengaged, proceeded to recant details surrounding Miller’s death.
Miller was fatally shot this past Monday in Delaware, as reported by the BBC. His death was confirmed by his family in an announcement to fans online alongside a commitment to make sure that justice would be served in catching his killer. “Swavy is now dead. Ah, all those followers. Yeah that’s really tragic, only 19 years old,” concluded Williams before switching gears to debate another story. The segment was clipped and posted online by a Twitter user, prompting disapproval and criticism.