Let’s just let that idea marinate for a moment. Wendy Williams apparently hasn’t grown out of the thinking your mom tells you when you get picked on in school. “They’re just jealous”  may be the underlying reason people talk bad about you in some cases, but when it comes to Wendy going under the knife and rocking terrible wigs, I think not.

The outspoken talk show host just underwent a makeunder for XOJane.com and when the layers of makeup and hair were peeled back Wendy also revealed how she feels about people who speak badly about plastic surgery:

“They are jealous. Because if I said to that person, ‘I got the doctor and I’m going to pay for it. Choose three things you want to do,’ believe me, they would get it done. They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different. And being black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.”

Or maybe they are somehow comfortable in the skin that they’re in and don’t feel the need to have work done to be attractive. Maybe they recognize the psychological issues that are painted all over plastic surgery recipients faces when they spend more time recovering from procedures every year than living their lives. And please, scared to break out the box and be different? These days, you’re actually unique if you haven’t had work done—backroom butt injection procedures included. Maybe there are people in the world who don’t want to walk around with the same skinny, pointy-tipped snout every other celeb has after they have a nose job. I know it’s a novel idea, but there are some people who are okay with aging gracefully—and having facial expressions.

I also find her disgust at black women wanting to be natural pretty amusing—and inaccurate. Maybe we’re not going under the knife 24/7 but we still heavily buy into weaves and fake nails and all of those other non-natural beauty accessories. And for the ones who don’t, how that is a problem I don’t know, especially when she qualifies her wig wearing, saying:

“The reason I wear the wigs is because my hair is naturally thin. And I have thyroid disease which I was diagnosed with 12 years ago. And thyroid disease thins your natural hair and your eyebrows. It thins all of the hair on your body, along with giving you the eye pop and the scary stare. That’s why I wear wigs. Because the hair I would want is just not what is growing out of my head. If I was a librarian with a smaller personality, then I would keep the hair that I have.”

So basically she would be natural if she wasn’t in the spotlight—sounds like she’s the one who’s scared to be different. I honestly don’t think people—particularly black women, since she singled us out—spend as much time hating on her beauty choices as she thinks we do. We have far more important things to attend to so to her whole jealous, scared, dare to be different, yay for plastic surgery PSA I say, ugh, whatever.

  • Leyanna J

    Aww! No simpaletic aww by the way, lol I used to be the biggest Wendy Williams fan/ supporter but now, not so much…1st off the comment she made about Viola Davis wearing her Gorgeous Natural Hair for athe Oscars, please correct me if I’m wrong, but basically saying she didn’t like it made me stop watching her show mainly because I wear my natural hair & I just didn’t like the way she said it & she I’m pretty sure she had women in her audience with Natural hair..2nd, this whole fiasco of comments just pushed me over the edge..just because we don’t have plastic surgery we’re jealous??? Smh she needs to get it together all up in her mental as well as her internal feelings about her being natural… Smh Wendy, Wendy, Wendy…..

  • jamesfrmphilly

    ladies please don’t take advice from williams……

  • Ms. Information

    On the contrary Ms. Williams…plastic surgery clearly shows a part of yourself that is insecure and unsure…but on her thinning hair…maybe it is really thin..I just don’t get that the wigs ALWAYS have to be similar to Caucasian hair…she never does a natural looking wig.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/clnmike Tonton Michel

    Wow, someone should tell her that her insecurities are showing.

  • Pat

    Get plastic surgery and look like Wendy today! ;-)

  • Hmm…

    Plastic Surgery? Wigs? Hmm…but somehow you still look like a man in drag! Each its own. .

  • E.M.S.

    Accusing others of jealousy is a huge sign of personal insecurity. If you’re comfortable with who you are and what you choose to do to feel good about yourself, you won’t care what others think.

    I’m not fan of weaves or plastic surgery, but I respect the rights of others to make those decisions for themselves if that’s what they choose.

  • R

    Good for her

    Her body, her life…who is to say she is wrong and if she is thats on her.

    Myself I always wanted a nose job. I think it is too big for my face and thats the only surgery I have ever wanted and no I do not hate myself. The most perfect nose I have ever seen is my aunts- small and flat.

  • khrish

    I have yet to see one of these women that I envy and I’m 70. They all look like they have been rolled out of the same machine. And Black women have really made a mess of themselves. They should sue the doctors that worked on them. My goodness, beautiful Black women have allowed themselves to be mutilated. Lil Kim whose music I never liked but thought her to be a cute little lady, now looks like a monster. And the white women with all these huge lips and boney cheeks, all look alike. do they check the mirrors. The perfect example is BIG ANGE on Mob Wives. These plastic surgeons must be laughing all the way to the bank. I can think of many words that I feel about their looks, but believe me, JEALOUSY ain’t one of them.

  • khrish

    Oh! I forgot about the hair. I am so sick of seeing all this weaved fake hair that’s all down everyone’s back whether it matches their facial features of not……is enough to make you itch. I keep wondering will they ever get enogh hair? As a Black woman I have just had the opportunity to lean that men weren’t to touch our hair….how sick is this?

  • tisme

    Umm hmmm so why is the wig BLONDE Wendy?

    On another note I think she has a point with the surgery thing.if black women want to get plastic surgery for themselves I think they should.I wouldn’t let people that would hate me regardless of my decision hold me back from getting to where I want to be physically.

    If a black women has a nose that is disproportionate to her face and wants a surgery I say go for it.That doesn’t mean go out and get a thin white looking nose.They can make your nose round like a black nose.You can just get a better black nose.Also as far as weaves go they make some with the texture and look of black hair.You could wear those too.

  • Jgabe77

    simpaletic or sympathetic?

  • pink

    Most people don’t take (MOST) of what Wendy saids seriously. But she’s right on the thinning hair. Besides…..lots of black women wear some form of fake hair.

  • pink

    Khrish: Ditto….LOL LOL Plastic surgery and botox is off the chain on so many celebrities. UR right….do they look in the mirror. Although lots of people have said that plastic surgery is not as pronounced when you see someone in person

  • pink

    Hmmm: Now be nice. LOL LOL

  • Lattelicious

    Please, no one is jealous of her!!! She is a run-on joke. She needs to learn how to embrace her blackness and cease and desist being an aunt Betty (the female version of the uncle Tom). Please, jealous of what????? Next!!!!!

  • Lattelicious

    Leyanna J, girrrrrlllll, I so agree with you. When she dissed the beautiful Viola Davis, I was more than through with her uncle tom butt!!! If she does not like natural beauty, she could have said something more neutral on the matter, but she just dissed her badly. But she licks white ass on the daily. I stopped watching her show long ago. Too bad that in this day and age we still have uncle toms. Sad, sad, sad!!!!!!

  • lulu

    i’m not jealous of a man in a dress and weave

  • Ugh whatever

    You may not be jealous of her look but i bet a few are jelous of her genuine idgaf attitude. Doing her, living big, despite sour grapes in the blogs. Taste that real freedom of doing whatever the hell you feel is right for u!

    To the author and chicks weighing a good day down with negativity and judgment. I saw no pitch to get you to make changes. She’s doing her. With all your judgmental azz disdain acting like weaves are brand new and alterations to modify even things like a nose that’s too big as criminal .. You make it f’n hard for some to get to that self acceptance. You really Gunna sit there in a community that rightfully praises a gorgeous thick head of hair and tell the thin haired sufferer to prove self love by ignoring overlooks and judgement all day for being homely? She’s right. She’s on tv with her woes easily solved by a Chinese hair vender. She could be shilling her wares in her local beauty shop, that is still her right to o whatever makes her feel beautiful and express herself.

    Many of y’all are th same bishes quick to call a chick out her name god forbid she’s aesthetically off kilter. Live and let live. Why is this concept so shrill and unwelcome in the black community? Christ.

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    Wendy Williams has taken over as TV’s number 1 self-hating Black woman since Oprah ended her show. If Wendy keeps saying stuff like this she’s going to end-up as rich as Oprah. Most of White America loves self-hating negroes who not only hate themselves but hate other Black people as well.

  • R

    So Oprah hated herself and other Black people?

    Come again?

  • minna k.

    I DO like her make-under :) .

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    Yep.

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  • R

    How so?

  • wlk

    I am so sick of black women going out here purchasing these long curly ass wigs like they looking sharp when they look like something on Halloween Day. These women are completely bald, some of them don’t have ten strains on hair on there heads. I like Wendy, but those dam wigs got to go. Can you imagine when they take those wigs off, what you will see? Soory to say, they look like Aids or cancer patients.

  • wlk

    Have you notice that Oprah is getting back what she gave out? Oprah hates middle class African Americans, the white women are so sick of her ass now that she’s not building them houses anymore and now her Network is going to hell! I don’t think that Wendy would put herself in that position because Wendy knows what would put her out the back door buy observing Oprah’s behavior!

  • niksmit

    This past month she’s actually been switching up her wigs on her show as another way to entertain her audience. However, I prefer her not wearing curly wigs even though they are flattering to her, because when she does she throws mad shade on curly hair. She said she likes big hair, but not curly hair. Okaaaaay. It sounded like she was coming from an issue-fied place rather than a simple preference to me. I still like to watch her though. We all have our flaws. After she threw shade at the natural hair of Viola Davis, she acknowledged that her opinion is not fact. That’s all I ask.

  • KB

    Wendy is a very insecure woman. Even at her age she hasn’t learned to be comfortable in her own skin. She tries desperately to fit in with the white standard of beauty and satisfy mainstream interests after using black women as a stepping stone to get where she is today. She is quick to brag about weaves and claim that she’s speaking for all black women when she is not. After years of listening to her on the radio I can no longer support her show. Still wish her the best though.

  • pink

    No offense Val….but it sounds as though you are taking this whole TV (ENTERTAINMENT) thing way to seriously. Besides…..white women that don’t like Oprah obviously don’t watch her, and never have. Also I doubt if the white women type you are referring to watches Wendy’s show….so how would they know what’s going on on Wendy’s show. Whether we like it or not, or want to believe it or not White women are the reason Oprah is a “BILLIONAIRE.” I’m glad for both Wendy, and Oprah……MAKE THAT MONEY LADIES (and continue to ignore the nay-sayers)

  • Krysie

    LMAO! Wendy a true jokester!

  • pink

    Ugh: You make some good points. Thanks. Such hate by so many people on this blog. A lot of people are saying Wendy is insecure. Well if truth be told all of us are insecure about one thing, or another. Intelligent people get Wendy, and her whole persona. We know that entertainers (which is what Wendy is) do what it takes to bring the drama and keep their watchers intrigued. The other thing is that (some) people are trippin’ in thinking that perhaps Wendy, and Oprah represent all black women…AND THEY DO.NOT!! At any rate I’m glad for Wendy, and Oprah because they are both successful business women in their own right. IT’S JUST ENTERTAINMENT FOLKS! Wish I was lucky enough to make some of the millions they’re making

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    she is a deluded freak of nature! i HATE bullies.

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    @Pink

    “Also I doubt if the white women type you are referring to watches Wendy’s show..”

    The majority of Wendy’s viewers are White, otherwise she would be on the air.

    “White women are the reason Oprah is a “BILLIONAIRE.”

    Yeah, that was my point.

    “but it sounds as though you are taking this whole TV (ENTERTAINMENT) thing way to seriously.”

    Pink, television is the greatest brainwashing tool in history. People spend their whole lives in front of a TV set. And what they see becomes apart of how they think, whether they want that to happen or not. So it is important that we take representations of us seriously. This stuff both directly and indirectly affects all of our lives.

  • Cocoa

    Honestly Wendy jealous? Of what exactly? Because you choose to wear wigs and get plastic surgery? So what? I have natural hair and sometimes I wear wigs…MY CHOICE…I have never gotten plastic surgery but I am not close minded to the thought…MY CHOICE…just like wearing bad wigs and weaves are YOUR CHOICE (If you’re going to wear them please step them up)
    It’s not about hate or being jealous it’s about you being happy with YOUR CHOICES and respecting everyone elses. You are in too important of a position to do things like bash the lovely Viola Davis on her decision to wear a natural!
    But I guess I shouldn’t expect more from a person that has made their career and living on bashing black folks…
    Not jealous…just disappointed in your decisions…still respecting YOUR CHOICES!

  • TypicalBlackWoman…

    I, too, was like “huh?!?!” when she dissed the gorgeous looking Viola Davis. But with these recent statements I’m not upset. Rather I kinda feel pity towards her. If she had simply said – okay, I am on TV and need to look a certain way, then I would have been alright with that. But here it looks like the insults and comments on her looKs are getting to her and I agree with others who say that, yeah, her insecurities are showing.
    But I don’t feel *too* bad for her since she’s a million times richer than I’ll ever be…oh well.

  • overseas_honeybee

    Girl bye …

  • pink

    Val: Regarding your 11:24 pm response I hear yeah, and get your bigger point. For me personally I’m glad that NO tv show, celebrity, or personality shapes my thoughts, or opinion on life. I will concede that some people are influenced by what they hear, and see……in my opinion those are weak people.

  • kidole

    Sorry Wendy but some of us are born naturally attractive! You’ve resorted to plastic surgery but still haven’t managed to look like a woman yet!

  • kidole

    or an attractive man!

  • Angie

    Thinning hair? Popping eyes? I realize this is the result of an illness but it sounds like to me Wendy has an issue with HERSELF. Ain’t nobody jealous of Wendy or anybody else in a wig with plastic surgery.

  • H

    I’m not jealous, but I have no problem with her or any other black woman getting plastic surgery. Just don’t spend all that money to be a hot mess afterwards!

    Also nose jobs for black women is not necessarily a bad thing or hating your black features. I mean when white women do it are they trying to look like someone else? When black women get a nose job, they should aim at getting a better nose that is still a “black nose.” Many black women go out and get the long, thin, and narrow “white nose”. It’s so obvious that you got a nose job. Look at Lil’ Kim. Some black women have noses that they don’t like just like some white women have noses that they don’t like. That doesn’t mean you hate being black.

    I’m not jealous of her because Wendy is mean. She sounds like a living breathing copy of the National Enquirer.

    Also, isn’t she still wearing a wig in the after shot?

  • Violet

    I’m done. I’m done with her. This is the replacement of Oprah winfrey??? From a Royal Garden to stink weeds! I supported her as I saw and excused her because she’s really a comedienne. And her family back ground. Which she will not,can not, evolve from. Like most of us have-me included. I found myself having to struggle to take, swallow, her antics. Brushing them aside, ignoring them, pooh-poohing them away. Watching only the first 15 minutes of her show. Anything one has a constant struggle with needs to be let go of sooner or later! Okay.Enough. Enough. Buh-bye.

  • Black Womanist

    ‘And being black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.’

    Not surprised a “black” woman who grew up around white girls would express this kind of self-hate. So much for “integration.”

  • NoitAll

    I wouldn’t have plastic surgery simply because it’s surgery. That means cutting and anesthesia. Those things are not to be taken lightly or done unnecessarily. I could only see myself getting plastic surgery if I lost a lot of weight and I needed to get rid of the excess skin. Other than that, I’m quite happy with what I’ve got. Even if someone paid for it, I wouldn’t have it.

  • Laugh

    It’s a shame that she would make such a broad statement about black people. Sorry but most black people are gorgeous and you can barely tell their age! Say what you want about black people or women but MANY are just fine with how they look and don’t even think about plastic surgery. It’s not jealousy, so I don’t know what she’s talking about. I think she had to find a way to feel better about her looks and this is it. Because jealous of Wendy’s looks? I’ve never heard anything so insane, lol.

  • Velma

    Too bad she didn’t have the self esteem to embrace her self and not have any surgery…or weaves/wigs for that matter.

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