Talk show queen Wendy Williams has become the face of a transphobic viral meme mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover.
Several Twitter users have responded to the first look of Bruce Jenner as Caitlyn Jenner by circulating a photo of Williams implying that she is also transgender.
The photo of Williams is originally for a 2014 Uptown Magazine spread but has been made to look like a JET magazine cover with the words added, “Call me Walter.”
I hope Caitlyn Jenner gives Wendy Williams the strength to finally let it go and come clean for once. #ItsOkToTellTheWorldTheTruth
— John Jofre (@JohnJofre) June 2, 2015
— Fax Kellerman (@ImJustErnest) June 2, 2015
— Hamellmalek (@TerryWillmadeit) June 2, 2015
caitlyn jenner, wendy williams and laverne cox are trans icons
— DAD ✧ (@yungfiji) June 1, 2015
I hope Bruce I mean Caitlyn Jenner's transition gives you the strength to open up about yours @WendyWilliams
— Scream JEREOMIAHXXX (@jeremiahKOEking) June 1, 2015
Last year, in an interview with ABC News, Williams opened up about some the hurtful comments people have made regarding her looks throughout her career.
“People do think I was born a man,” she said. “That is absolutely not [true].”
“I get it. I’ve got a strong face, a strong body, I’m 5’11”. I wear wigs. I get it,” Williams added. “Do I get upset with it? No.”
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