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Wendy Williams Slammed after Calling out Beyoncé & Jay-Z for Sitting during the National Anthem

Mary Scott
Feb 06, 2020
01:40 P.M.
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Wendy Williams is drawing the wrath of Twitter users for criticizing Beyoncé and Jay-Z over their decision to sit during the National Anthem rendition at Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.

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Super Bowl Sunday generated so much buzz, from Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's electrifying halftime performance to Beyoncé and Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter sitting while Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem.

Wendy Williams at Vulture Festival on May 19, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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One of those who had something to say about the music power couple was Wendy. She addressed the issue on the Hot Topics segment of her eponymous show on Monday and slammed Bey and Jay for not standing.

"I don't know about you, and our country might be in a bad way, but there's no place I'd rather live than America."

Wendy did not mind that she was wearing a piece from Beyoncé's's Adidas X Ivy Park collection and implied that the Carters could move somewhere else if they do not like the United States.

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Wendy's comments immediately sparked outrage among Twitter users, and many expressed their grievances in colorful words and tons of GIFs.

"#WendyWilliams touts xenophobic and conservative talking point that if Beyonce & Jay Z do not like America, then they should leave," one Twitter user wrote. At the same time, another sarcastically asked if the talk show host was "still drunk or high."

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A third social media user appeared to be genuinely shocked by Wendy's's comments:

"I know good, and well, Wendy Williams didn't just sit on national TV and criticize Beyoncé & Jay-Z for not standing WHILE wearing an Ivy Park dress, and then looked at the camera and basically said they could leave if they don't like this country."

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Wendy has not responded to the backlash, but given her track record, the queen of "saying it as she thinks" will most likely not care that her opinion turned out to be controversial again.

On Monday, Wendy lashed out at Beyoncé and Jay-Z, seemingly accusing them of not loving the country enough. "I don't know about you, and our country might be in a bad way, but there's no place I'd rather live than America," she said.

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Wendy referenced Jay-Z's partnership deal with the NFL, noting that it was not enough for the rapper to disrespect the National Anthem. Wendy also made it clear that her wearing Beyoncé's collection would not stop her from speaking her mind.

"Jay-Z and Beyonce, you understand all eyes were on you. You should've stood up," Wendy concluded. "If you don't like our country, then… Anywho let's move on."

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