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Why is #CancelWendyWilliamsShow trending in Ireland this morning?

Allow us to explain.

MLB All-Star-Ariana Grande Source: AP/Press Association Images

THIS MORNING, THE number one trending topic in Ireland is #CancelWendyWilliamsShow.


But who is Wendy Williams and why is she trending in Ireland?

Allow us to explain.

Who on earth is Wendy Williams?

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That’s easy: Wendy Williams is the host of a syndicated chat show, The Wendy Williams Show.

Why are people mad at her?

People-Ariana Grande Source: AP/Press Association Images

Because she apparently body-shamed Ariana Grande.

During her show yesterday evening, Wendy Williams laid into the singer’s appearance and said that she didn’t “look at her as a woman”.

She’s 21. She’ll forever look 12. I don’t mean that in a good way. You know, it’s nice to look younger than you are, but when you look too young and then you’re short — she’s only 4ft 11 – I don’t look at her as a woman.

And now?

Ariana Grande fans have rushed to her defence and criticised Williams for her comments.

They’re also calling for her show to be cancelled.

Has Wendy Williams gotten into trouble before?

Yes, she has been criticised on numerous occasions for body shaming other celebrities.

For instance, here’s a clip of her making fun of Lady Gaga’s boobs:


She was also slammed for calling Caitlyn Jenner a “fame whore” when she announced her intention to transition.

Has either Ariana Grande or Wendy Williams responded to the hashtag?

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Not yet, but watch this space…

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