Uh oh! Folks are upset with talk show host Wendy Williams after she attacked Viola Davis for wearing her hair natural at the Oscars! It happened during her show the day after the Oscars. She was talking with a fashion critic when she turned to her audience and tried to let her natural viewers know she meant no harm, but that in the end, she doesn’t want to see a “Room 222″ look on the red carpet.
There isn’t any video from the exchange yet, but there’s already a HUGE response to it. Including this YouTube video from an upset viewer! Most folks say they were just appalled by Wendy’s comments.
FYI, Room 222 was a show from the late ’60s and early ’70s about a history class taught by a black man. Coincidentally, the teacher, Pete Dixon, had a short afro, and the only other black female character had a small curly style that later became a larger curly ‘fro style.
We’re hoping Williams wasn’t saying Davis resembled the male teacher with her natural hair, or maybe she was saying the natural look was out of touch as a ’70s thing, but either way, the reference to the show was random and upset a lot of her viewers.
Some peeps are saying no matter what she was trying to say, she gave off the impression that natural isn’t acceptable around the grown and classy on the red carpet.
We thought Viola looked great!
What do you think? Is Wendy out of line or on point?