By, Ascellia Arenas
Earlier this week I reported that Williams was on the chopping block, well…
Wendy Williams is eating those words that she made about HBCUs, the NAACP, and Jesse Williams’ BET Awards 2016 Humanitarian Award acceptance speech. On 7/7/16, during her ‘Hot Topics’ segment, Wendy criticized the relevance of HBCUs and the NAACP.
“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,” said Wendy.
According to sources at lovebscott.com Wendy LOST the show’s Chevrolet sponsorship as a result of her anti-HBCU and anti-NAACP comments.
Roland Martin, of TVOne, blasted her for her comments and suggested that she, “pick up a book,” because her lack of knowledge surrounding the origin and historical relevance of such organizations.
“In April of 2016, The Wendy Williams show earned an all-inclusive deal with Chevrolet, Carat Media and ACE Media Corp. to include on-air promotion of the 2016 Chevy Malibu. The activation included custom digital content, social media marketing, and was set to continue for the rest of the year,” reports include from lovebscott.com. That deal is now dead. Williams stands by her statements and refuses to apologize.
Notedly, Andrea Holmes Thompkins, President and CEO of ACE Media Corp (the company responsible for facilitating the Chevy partnership), graduated from Howard University.
Not to start conspiracy theories of retaliation but, take note. Be careful about the words you use, the career you save may be your own.
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