- Wendy Williams Faces backlash for making fun of late TikToker Swavy (Babyface) during her show Hot Topics
- Swavy was a 19-year-old TikToker who was killed earlier last week.
- People are reacting to Wendy Williams’ insensitive comments about Swavy and calling to cancel her
The show Hot Topics’ host Wendy Williams is getting massive backlash for her nasty comments about late TikToker Swavy (real name: Matima miller) who was murdered just a few days ago. Wendy makes fun of Swavy’s appearance and compares her follower count to his. Swavy was 19 at the time of his death.
On her show’s segment “Hot Topics”, Wendy Williams decided to talk about TikToker Swavy, who was shot dead on Monday, July 5 in Delaware. However, viewers were rather shocked by the comments Wendy Williams made about Swavy as they’ve called out the television host for her “insensitive” reporting.
The video clip of Wendy Williams, making fun of Swavy, is currently going viral on social media with people calling her out. Watch Wendy Williams outrageous video clip in which she talks about Swavy, below.
The viral clip shows Wendy Williams talking about late TikToker Swavy and making fun of his popularity on social media by comparing the numbers of her Instagram followers with Swavy’s TikTok followers. Meanwhile the photo of Swavy is being shown at the back screen.
Swavy, whose real name was Matima miller and went by the TikTok handle Babyface.s had over 2.3 million followers and was known for posting funny videos. While the social media users are still mourning his loss, Wendy went on to casually talk about his fame on TikTok, which hasn’t served the audience well.
Wendy Williams COMPARES HER POPULARITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH SWAVY’S
Swavy is no more and his tragic death has devastated his fans all over the globe. But, Wendy had a different opinion to express about the TikToker on her show, as she began asking the audience if they knew who Swavy was.
When the audience is unable to recognize the TikToker, Wendy points out at his impressive fan following on TikTok, while drawing comparisons with her own followers. At this point, a crew member reminds her about huge fanbase on Instagram.
Wendy repsonds, “As my son Kevin would say, no one uses Instagram anymore. And, as far as TikTok, I don’t use that, at all. I don’t know what that is and I don’t want to be involved”
The entire conversation about Wendy having more followers on Instagram than Swavy takes place with the 19-year-old’s picture displayed in the background, which is being slammed as highly insensitive by many. Also, it appears from the video as if the audience had no clue who Swavy was and what happened to him.
While more than half of the clip from Wendy’s show saw her only talk about Swavy’s fame and the live audience laughing at her comparisons, towards the end, Wendy reveals that he was murdered earlier this week.
As the crowd continues to laugh at the host’s joke about her not using the TikTok, she suddenly turns around to look at Swavy’s picture and says, “So here he is. He was 19. He was murdered Monday morning.”
Fans React to Wendy Williams making fun of Swavy
While some have found an issue with Wendy being concerned about Swavy’s fan following as opposed to hers on social media, the others have questioned her for her style of reporting. Many have asked what was the need for her to begin her segment saying she had no clue who Swavy was and later revealing what happened to him.
One Twitter user wrote, “wendy Williams really drew the line when it came to announcing swavy’s passing the tiktok like she worried about his following to his appearance i hope she rots idc get her off tv.”
Another Twitter user wrote: “Wendy Williams needs to be stopped. Why haven’t they cancelled her yet. How dare u make fun of a TikTok star #swavy, who is deceased. And your team is awful too.”
One Twitter user wrote, “@WendyWilliams First off, you were very insensitive talking about the murder of Swavy you and your audience were laughing and for what. Second of all HOW DARE YOU portray Swavy as the thug in this situation when he was the victim and say some false accusations.”
“Idgaf #WendyWilliams needa burn in hell for this like dis shit not ok making fun of someone’s Deceased child jus bc yo bad built body ass ain’t got shit else to do wit yo self #cancelWendyWilliams Rest and Peace Swavy 🕊🕊🕊🤍,” added another user.