Wendy Williams and T.I. Debate Body-Shaming, Almost Learn Something

Image via the AP.
Image via the AP.

It’s celebrity feuds like this which plunge me into the throes of claps and clap-backs, and, when finally subsided, leave me wondering: who am I? What were my core beliefs prior to reading this story?  


In this episode: The internet has not been kind to Wendy Williams’s beach body, particularly her large breasts paired with stick-thin frame (for a woman in her fifties, she looks fine). T.I. used the opportunity on Instagram to make a statement, telling us that rather than “do the obvious & fye her ass up” “JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE SHE JUDGES DAILY!!!” he’s instead opted to “see if the power of mercy moves her heart to not be so malicious & vindictive in the future when she’s speaking on the lives of other strangers when they’re going through their own PERSONAL tough times.”


Now Wendy Williams claps back in People by height-shaming him: “You know when a short man puts lifts in his shoes to be a little taller?”

She’s similarly disparaged Ariana Grande for being short, Blac Chyna for being a former stripper, and Lil Kim for using too many fillers, so I don’t feel bad for this woman, but was I supposed to? Or was T.I. offering up the wisdom to put a stop to this body-shaming cycle to which Williams fell victim? Where do I place my #truth, my clap emoji, and my “hmm, thinking” emoji?

I don’t know. Just that here is another narrative with neither ending nor moral: just claps and clap backs and clap backs to clap backs until everybody grows weary, and we move on with the ebb and tide of beach boobs.

This is a little better. Plus-size model Lucija Lugomer posted a photo to Instagram showing off her stretch marks. You have to squint really hard to see them because she’s a model, but still.


Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran is clearing a path to success for herself with her defensive move on Dancing With the Stars. Here’s what it is:

…I’m going to tell them when I see them in their dress, ‘You sure that’s the right choice? Are you sure that cut on you is appropriate?’ So they feel self-conscious.


You suuure your nipples aren’t going to fly out in a wild tailspin off that paso doble? Good luck bitches.

Like you and me, Fergie likes to run around the house and play ninja princess in her costumes (one set “mature,” another set is child-friendly):

I run around my house like I’m a ninja pirate or I’m super girl meets bat girl. We run around the house and you would be surprised. When I say work hard, play hard…it used to be play meant going out to the clubs and all of that, but that’s once in a great while I get to do that. I love it and I do it up, but most of my play hard is dressing up like a ninja princess or a pirate or any costume.


  • Kelly Clarkson hates Dr. Luke so much that she turned down potential millions in royalties just so that her name wouldn’t appear in a writing credit next to his in “My Life Would Suck Without You.” [Page Six]
  • Kathy Griffin’s sister passed away, and Kathy posted a nice tribute video. [Instagram]
  • On Monday, September 11th, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife was found dead by suicide at her new wife’s home in Florida. [TIME]

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She’s criticized women for fillers, looking like and/or being strippers, being “fake” etc, and after seeing that picture I’m convinced it’s because all of those descriptors hit a little too close to home.

Also, Id say she looks like Charo in those photos but that would be a massive insult to Charo, who is everything holy and good.