Wendy Williams says she gets why ‘people think she’s a man’. She is American media personality, actress and author and she hosts a syndicated television talk show, The Wendy Williams Show has revealed in an interview with ABC News on July 8, 2014 why “People do think I was born a man.”
The topic came up when the 49-year-old was asked about transgender Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox (who just became the first transgendered person to be nominated for an Emmy), but Williams instead opted to address her own rumor mill.
“That is absolutely not [true],” she said of claims she’s actually a male. The opinionated host went on to say she understands why some might think that, though.
“I get it. I’ve got a strong face, a strong body, I’m 5’11. I wear wigs. I get it,” she said graciously with a smile. “Do I get upset with it? No.”
But that doesn’t mean Williams enjoys being called a man. “I get where that comes from, but in my opinion, there’s no worse way to insult a woman than to say she looks like a man … [but] there’s nothing you can call me at this particular point. I’ve been dealing with this for decades.”
She also revealed something else that she dealt for years as her own parents used to “fat shame” her.
“I had a very tortured childhood,” she claimed. “I didn’t grow up the popular girl, or the popular cheerleader. I’ve never been to a prom, I didn’t have a lot of boyfriends, so I’m used to being on this side of life.”