Wendy Williams needs an education├óΓé¼┬ª and that’s exactly what she’s gonna give herself!
The daytime talk show host got into some major heat last week after saying some pretty ignorant remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP.
These flippant remarks rubbed most of Wendy’s viewers the wrong way, with critics calling her uneducated — and even dubbing her the new Stacey Dash! That’s gotta hurt!
Wendy’s advertisers weren’t fans of the contrarian grandstanding either, as she also reportedly lost her Chevrolet sponsorship over the controversial comments.
But it looks like Wendy is learning from her mistake, and is planning on educating herself with the help of one of her most vocal critics.
According to Love B. Scott, Williams is inviting TV One commentator Roland Martin on this week to have an “open dialogue” on race.
The journalist’s appearance comes after he hung Wendy to dry on News One Now for her anti-HBCU comments and lack of historic knowledge on the matter, saying:
“If you actually bothered to read a book and not gossip magazines, you might know these thing. Wendy let me help you out. When you’re on TV and have no idea what you’re talking about, shut the hell up. Don’t open your mouth. Don’t embarrass yourself. Because you sound silly.”
And things might get nasty, because the host has confirmed Roland is scheduled to appear on Thursday’s show! She revealed:
“Over the past few days, if you don’t know, I’ve been facing some really harsh criticism from our viewers and other people in the media because of my comments regarding racism. One of my biggest critics was a journalist and activist Roland Martin who I’ve known for several years, but he did what he thought he had to do. I reached out to him over the weekend and we had a very interesting conversation on the telephone regarding race and so I said, ├óΓé¼╦£You know what? Why don’t you just come to the show?’ So I’ve invited Roland to the show. He will be here to have open dialogue. Roland will be here on Thursday, so I look forward to this.”
Uh oh. Looks like Wendy is about to get schooled!
Check out the video (below) to hear Roland’s heated remarks about the daytime host.
[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.]