FANS of TikTok star Swavy, who was murdered at age 19 earlier this week, slammed Wendy Williams for “making fun” of his death.
On her talk show, the 56-year-old host joked around with the audience about him – his online presence and appearance – for a while before revealing he was killed.
Viewers blasted Wendy over her “disrespectful,” “classless,” and “abhorrent” segment on Swavy, with some calling for the end of The Wendy Williams Show.
The social media star, whose real name was Matima Miller, was gunned down on Monday, and his family shared the news online, adding that they are "working diligently to get justice for Swavy."
Wendy, instead of getting right to the heart of the topic, starts off her segment on Swavy by saying how she has “no idea who this person is” and neither does “one person in this building.”
She then put up a photo of the TikToker and asked her audience if anyone knew of him and told them to “clap” if they did.
Only a select few audience members did, and then she asked DJ Suss, and he told her: “It’s not my cup of tea that I got going on right now,” before he chuckled and the audience chuckled.
Wendy then added a few more details about him, but only to say that he’s a TiKTok star and “has more followers than me, 2.5million.”
Her producer clarified that he had more TikTok followers but she has more Instagram followers, leading the whold crowd to clap for her.
“As far as TikTok, I don’t use that, at all,” Wendy said. “I don’t know what that is, I don’t want to be involved.”
After everyone laughed some more, the longtime host pointed up to the image of Swavy again, said, “Here he is,” and proceeded to look him up and down multiple times, as if she’s “making fun” of how he looks, making the audience laugh again.
Finally, she got to the news aspect, telling everyone: “He’s 19, and he was murdered Monday morning.”
The whole crowd was shocked, gasping, making sounds of sadness, as many likely didn’t expect that, just as those watching at home did not.
One angered fan tweeted after watching a video of it all: “This can’t be real. What was the point in bringing him up? She did all that to bring up unfortunate news of a 19 yo.
“Like she’s so distasteful inside and out. And I do pray for her peace cause shawty really need it.”
Another wrote: “I’ll admit I wasn't familiar with Swavy before watching this. That being said, this young man was murdered and all she cared about was him having more followers on TikTok.
“This was classless by Wendy Williams. There's a lot of hate going on within her.”
A third upset viewer said: “This young man was murdered and Wendy Williams makes jokes🙍🏽♀️Disgusting”
Others tweeted that it was “abhorrent the way she lead the segment to casually tell us he was murdered at the end” and that they “can’t wait till [they] see that this show is getting canceled.”
Swavy was renowned for posting comedy videos and boasted around 98million likes on social media.
His devastated family confirmed the news in a statement on his Instagram page, sharing a snap with fans.
"On the behalf of our family, we would like to say thank you for the continued support and love for Matima Miller also known as Swavy or Babyface," the message began.
"It is with great sadness that we announce Swavy’s passing on 07/05/2021. He was taken away from us due to a senseless act of gun violence."
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