You’re Fired! Find Out Who Took the Heat for Wendy Williams’s HBCU Comments

You’re Fired! Find Out Who Took the Heat for Wendy Williams’s HBCU Comments

Drama for the talk show queen.

Published August 1st

Wendy Williams got some major heat for her recent comments denouncing HBCUs and the NAACP but it seems as she wasn't the one who took the hit — her show's staffers were.

According to Page Six, The Wendy Williams Show has recently fired "several producers" following the talk show host's remarks. Reportedly, longtime producer of the show Jason Gabel and "at least two other senior staff members" were fired.

"The crew had a big party celebrating what they considered a season well done," a source said, and "the next day [some of them] got calls saying they'd been let go."

The reported reason for their firing was that the show is heading in a slightly new direction, with more coverage of current-affairs and pop culture being added to the mix.

Recap how this all started in the BET Breaks video above.

Written by John Justice

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