Once again Wendy Williams Show is in the news. This time it is because of allegations of racism and ageism against a white member of the audience and two of her friends.
The woman in question, Diane Stephens, is a 60-year-old white woman who attends TV shows as a member of the audience frequently. Stephens said she and her friends felt humiliated based on events that occurred at the taping of the show on February 14.
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She said she and her friends had to take two buses and a train from the Bronx to get to the show venue on the said day. According to her, they were made to sit in the audience holding area because they had canes. She said the audience coordinator came out and said into the headset that she would take tickets of older people.
Consequently, their tickets were collected and handed to three younger black women. She believes the decision was racially motivated. A representative of the Wendy Williams Show has however denied the reports saying they always provide the best environment for the co-hosts (as Wendy refers to her audience).
Williams has however admitted that she’s been battling addiction. She made this known last Tuesday saying she had been living in a sober house.