By, Ascellia Arenas
Today is Wendy Williamses birthday so, let her eat cake. Last week Wendy Williams ate humble pie with a side of crow. She took it like a trooper though and ultimately won my respect.
Williams invited Roland Martin, of TV One’s , “News One Now,” to her show to explain how and why her anti NAACP, HBCU, and JesseWilliam’s acceptance speech for the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award, fell short of accurate. Watch here :
As a community we must first forgive each other and move forward together. I can’t tell you how many times people have turned their backs on me due to perceived foul. As a professional woman I have been insulted, called names and utterly disrespected by my own “peers” who have yet to apologize. So, clearly, the sense of entitlement and the idea that one’s opinion on a subject or person is valid enough to share unadulteratedly, is nothing new.
Wendy Williams was at least woman enough to admit her failure, and apologize for her ignorance. Also, she was professional enough to do some damage control and allow someone, who knows more than she does, to educate her and her viewers. We can’t demand respect from others when we can’t even respect each other.
This is how Wendy made it. She’s brash, she’s opinionated, and even when she’s loud & wrong, she can admit it and apologize.
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