Talk show host Wendy Williams is in hot water with Carrie Underwood fans after she made some reckless and unfounded allegations about the country star on her show on Jan. 8.
During the segment called “Hot Topics,” Wendy recapped Carrie’s recent fan club blog post in which she opened up about sustaining a facial injury during a fall at her home last November. The injury required 40 to 50 stitches, and Carrie told her fans she wasn’t sure if she would look the same as a result.
Wendy got some of the facts wrong when she talked about Carrie’s fall, including claiming that the country superstar said she would be unrecognizable after the fall. You can see it all for yourself in the YouTube video of the show.
Wendy said, “When I heard about Carrie Underwood, I was more shocked. Did you hear about her? We’re not really talking about it because I really don’t know a whole bunch about it other than she allegedly fell down a bunch of steps at her house, broke her wrist. She released on Twitter that we might not recognize her when it’s all said and done. I don’t know what that means. An excuse for a facelift? No, ’cause we’re cynical. She was already cute, so I don’t know what she’s doing or what had happened.”
As you can see from these comments on Twitter, Carrie fans aren’t pleased at all with Wendy’s insinuation that the 34-year-old Carrie faked a fall to get a facelift.
One fan even accused Wendy of using her October 2017 onscreen fainting spell as a ratings gimmick. Twitter user @MrDetailed writes, “This comes from a woman who had to collapse on her show to pull in some ratings. @WendyWilliams you are just a disgrace. @carrieunderwood is worth a million of you.”
Another fan wondered if Wendy’s career would survive the backlash from Carrie’s fans.
And the tweets just kept on coming …
Carrie was in good company among the women being dragged through the mud during Wendy’s monologue, though. The talk show host started off her “Hot Topics” segment taking shots at Oprah Winfrey, who electrified viewers with her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7.
Wendy admitted Oprah looked great, but then went on to say that she probably had an old-school corset on underneath her gown to slim her body down. Wendy also said Oprah was not the best spokesperson for a weight loss company, referring to Oprah’s involvement with Weight Watchers.