Despite being laid to rest last weekend, it seems like some are still trying to make sense of Whitney Houston’s untimely death. While many have pinned Houston’s struggle with drug abuse on her rocky relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown, actress Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) is taking aim at a new target: Wendy Williams.
Wendy Williams and Whitney Houston have a contentious history. Although Williams claimed to be one of Houston’s biggest fans, for years she took to her popular radio show and mercilessly gossiped about the fellow New Jersey native. Williams’ on-air rants all led up to a tense interview between the two ladies, in which Williams questioned Houston about her relationship with Bobby Brown, her drug abuse, and her parenting skills.
It was a train wreck, but many couldn’t stop listening.
After Houston died, a tearful Wendy Williams said she’ll no longer talk about the singer, but for Hubert, the damage was done.
Hubert recently penned a letter to Williams taking her to take for her treatment of celebs, and asking her to put her gossiping ways behind her.
Read Hubert’s open letter to Wendy Williams and let us know what you think.
This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.
I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.
The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.
I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.
I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?
The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”
Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.