Wendy Williams slammed on social media after her ‘classless’ report on the death of TikTok star Matima Miller
Wendy Williams has been lambasted by Twitter users for her “classless” reporting on the death of TikTok star Matima Miller.
Miller was just 19 when he was killed in a daytime shooting in Delaware earlier this week.
Williams, 56, discussed Matima’s death in her Hot Topics segment earlier this week, but before revealing he died said she had no idea who he was and pointed out how much more his social media followers outnumbered his.
‘I have no idea who this person is’: Wendy Williams sparked outrage after leading segment discussing death of TikTok star Matima Miller insisting she had no idea from who he was
“I have no idea who this person is… no one in this building either,” Williams began before asking the audience to applaud if they knew who he was.
After a small handful of people responded with applause, she continued, “Well, he’s a TikTok star. He has more followers than me. 2.5 million! ‘
“On Tik Tok, but on Instagram, you have more followers! Its producer, Norman Baker, clarified, earning cheers and applause from the audience.
“Well, as my son Kevin would say, nobody uses Instagram anymore. And when it comes to TikTok, I don’t use it at all. I don’t know what it is, I don’t want to be involved. So here it is, ”she said, looking at a photo of the social media star on her screen.
Tragedy: Matima Miller, pictured, died aged 19 in a shooting in broad daylight earlier this week
“You have more subscribers! Producer Norman Baker stepped in to tell Wendy she had more Instagram followers than Matima
‘He has more followers than me’: Williams was surprised to see the 19-year-old had more TikTok followers than she did
Outraged: Viewers took to Twitter to voice their grievances with Wendy after her segment
After a pause and some laughter from the audience, she continued: “He is 19 and was murdered on Monday morning.” The audience moaned in response to the news.
The reporting didn’t appeal to many fans, who took to Twitter to voice their grievances with Wendy.
“Did she really need to look him up and down like that before she broke the news that he had been murdered?” Like she’s the only one who knows where this is going and still chooses to sprinkle some villain on it first, ”@ClassActKelz tweeted.
‘Just let me say you’re really stupid here, it’s NEVER OK to joke about someone’s death. You only hurt people and be so disgusting and disrespectful more than you make people laugh, ”@poblibioxmulti tweeted.
“I’m still not done with Wendy Williams’ horrible journalism like wow. Prayers to the family of this young man! ‘ @BG_THEGREAT tweeted.
“So it’s true that I’ve never heard of Swavy. But he was clearly well respected in the TikTok community and it sucks his life was taken at such a young age. But Wendy Williams / the crew started off by saying how famous she is on Instagram AND THEN after her death ?? ‘ @ ken10drawsstuff tweeted, along with a GIF of Orange Is The New Black with the line: “This is crazy disrespect here.
Have you all seen this video of Wendy Williams talking about the death of that Tiktok star, Wavy? it’s so disgusting, ”@mariamshawngela tweeted.
The segment took place just days after the death of social media sensation Matima, who went by Babyface.S on TikTok and posted dance videos and memes to her millions of followers.
Police were called in to a shootout at the 700 block of Elbert Place in the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington at around 10:42 a.m. Monday morning.
Miller was found with a gunshot wound and was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.