The talk show host was discussing Jesse Williams' BET speech
There are calls to boycott her talk show
Wendy Williams has a segment called “Hot Topics” on her talk show, but she’s found herself in hot water over recent comments.
The daytime talk-show host ran afoul of some after her remarks this week on “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams speech which she called “poignant.”
But it was what she had to say about historically black colleges that many found offensive.
“On the other hand, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college. We have historically black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP.”
Historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, were started for African-American students who found themselves shut out of other institutions of higher learning because of racism.
There are now calls to boycott her show.
Williams also drew comparisons to actress-turned-conservative-pundit Stacey Dash. Dash stirred controversy earlier this year after she said Black History Month and the BET network should be abolished.