Talk show host Wendy Williams declared she’s had enough of the widespread #MeToo movement against sexual assault on Thursday. Williams’ soliloquy was inspired by the #MuteRKelly campaign aimed at protesting the musician who’s been accused of statutory rape and physical abuse of young women.
“The multiple allegations of R. Kelly holding women in his own home, where are their parents?” Williams asked. “This is a whole different thing, it has nothing to do with #MeToo. R. Kelly is just a very very sick man.”
“It’s not going to work,” Williams said of the campaign. “Black people aren’t really good at protesting … not since the King march. It’s not going to work.”
Kelly, who was rumored to have married late R&B singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old, is reputed to be a predator. In 2002, a video surfaced of Kelly peeing in a young girl’s mouth.
“The #MeToo movement hasn’t affected R. Kelly, because R. Kelly, he wasn’t a #MeToo. Aaliyah voluntarily married him when she was 15 years old,” Williams continued. “And her parents voluntarily let her do it, when she was 15 years old. And that little girl that I saw from my own eyeballs that he urinated on and he had his way with, was there at his house, she let it go down.”
“I’m sick of this #MeToo movement,” the talk-show host continued. “I love that people are speaking up for the first time and speaking out and everything, but now…I look at all men like you’re a #MeToo, all of them, all of them, which is not fair.”