Thursday, January 21, 2016
Wendy Williams on BET says 'the black family is weak'; tells audience 'don't have babies with the wrong man. Men, stop leaving your women to raise'.
The American talk show host Wendy Williams of The Wendy Williams Show on BET (DStv 129) weighed in on Martin Luther King Day that was on Monday in the United States, telling her studio audience and viewers that "the black family is weak".
Wendy Williams decided to share her thoughts and views on family values with her studio audience.
The weekday episode was broadcast on Viacom International Media Networks Africa's (VIMN Africa) BET channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa and Africa on Tuesday.
Striking a more serious tone than her usually frivolous take on pop culture stories and her commentary on celebrity news, Wendy Williams weighed in on Martin Luther Day and shared some of her family value views, after asking her audience if they think Martin Luther King "would be happy with today".
After her audience shouted "no", Wendy Williams said "agree".
"This police brutality has got to stop. The racial profiling has got to stop," said Wendy Williams.
"You know, quite frankly, the black family is weak. And we need to take accountability as a people, people - my people - you know."
'Don't have babies with the wrong man. Men, stop leaving your women to raise. And, and what is going on?"
"I believe that even before anything, you know, it all starts with the family. And if there is no family, then what do we have? So we can blame a lot of people, but lets start at home," Wendy Williams told her applauding audience.
After that she returned to her usual more pop culture topics, discussing the new Real Housewives of Potomac.