Wendy Williams once again put her legendary size 11 shoe in her mouth.
The self-proclaimed “media queen” took to Twitter in daze at comments she made about TikTok star Matima “Swavy” Miller, who died Monday from a gunshot wound.
Web watchdogs are barking like mad after Williams, 56, allegedly used the death of the 19-year-old social media sensation to “make his audience laugh.”
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The controversial talk show host took a long time during her daily hot topics segment to point out, “I have no idea who this person is … or a person in this building,” before to profess her disbelief that Swavy had more social media followers than she did.
A clip from the segment, tweeted Thursday night, has racked up more than 3 million views – and hundreds of thousands of angry responses. Williams is infamous for pushing buttons – but this latest stunt has some declaring that the former WBLS shock jock has been called off by “Black Twitter”.
“She’s so hateful. Like, she basically treated the news of her death like it was funny gossip,” one outraged fan said on a Twitter post with over 70,000 likes. “Why denigrate him? Why even talk about him if you and your audience are so far removed from knowing who he is?.. She really made the audience laugh before announcing the murder of this young man.”
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Another shocked viewer replied, “Okay, but then you could hear the audience gasp when she said what happened to her. He was a very young man, may he rest in peace.”
“We all know Wendy is messy and with s – – ts, but that wasn’t cool at all,” said another disappointed fan of over 20,000 likes. “I don’t know this man, but may he rest in peace. I’m sorry his friends and family must have seen this. Wow…”
Representatives for Williams and her show did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. (They might be busy answering questions about Williams wishing Jamie and Lynne Spears “death”, or her hope that Cynthia Bailey gets fired from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”)
Miller, the dancing TikTok star better known as Swavy and Babyface.S, had more than 2.9 million followers on the streaming platform. He regularly posted dance videos, paintball sessions, memes and comedy tracks, racking up nearly 100 million likes on the platform Tuesday morning. He had an additional 472,000 followers on Instagram under the name @ oneway.swavy.
The Delaware-based teenager was confirmed dead on Tuesday by authorities, who told the Post that he was shot in broad daylight on Monday in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood.
“The victim of this incident has been identified as Matima Miller,” according to the Wilmington Police Department report. “This incident is still under investigation and further details will be released when possible.”
Officers responded to an emergency call at around 10:42 a.m. Monday. They did not say where the victim was injured but said he was “taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries”.
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YouTube star Damaury “Kid Maury” Mikula mourned the death of her “homeboy Swavy” in a moving video posted Monday. “Yeah, my friend Swavy, man – he got shot,” Mikula revealed, wiping the tears from her eyes with her red T-shirt. “All he did was make videos – videos, videos, videos, edit, edit, edit, edit.”
Fans and friends have taken to social media to mourn the death of the young star.
Seeming to be struggling to find his words, YouTuber Mikula finally said, “Seeing him get kicked out. Don’t make me say that, bro. That doesn’t make sense.”
Bursting into tears, Mikula concluded, “I love you, my n – – – a. Dead ass, brother. I know you can’t hear in the real world right now, but you’re up there on the train. to look down. I’m ‘I’m about to be hard on you, my brother … You were so innocent.’
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As news of Miller’s death swept the web overnight, one fan posted on Twitter: “Rip Swavy, I don’t even know you, but I know you changed people’s lives by making them smile. and I’m sorry that happened to you. “
The fatal shooting on Monday morning brings the total number of homicides in Wilmington to 16 this year, Delaware Online reported. The city has had 82 shootings so far this year. During the same period last year, 73 people were shot dead in Wilmington, 11 of them fatally.
This story first appeared in the New York Post.