Wendy Williams’ brash delivery when sharing her thoughts on hot-button topics serves as the bread and butter of her career. Even though her eponymous talk show is currently on hiatus, the gossip queen delivered that signature boldness in a recent interview where she firmly expressed that she does not owe anything to the Black community.
In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, Williams shared her thoughts on many crediting her for being a voice for the African-American community, given her long-standing and major platform. However, she made it abundantly clear that that’s not a responsibility that she wants to uphold.
“I feel a responsibility to [my 17-year-old son, Kevin Hunter Jr.], me, and my husband, who manages my career, our dog, and my family,” she said. “I didn’t ask to be a role model. I don’t like that responsibility. But if you see something in me that you really adore, thank you.”
Elsewhere in the interview, in the same vein, Williams shared why she chooses to keep her show’s topics light and refrains from discussing politics.
“I don’t want to share my opinion with you,” she said. “I don’t want to be a news anchor. I don’t like a lot of serious conversation — I guess I’m more of boots to the ground person. No, I don’t want to talk politics. I don’t care. I mean, I care — I have a Sunday morning standing appointment [watching] George Stephanopoulos on ABC. But that’s none of your business.”