Despite being laid to rest last weekend, it seems like some are still trying to make sense of Whitney Houston’s untimely death. While many have pinned Houston’s struggle with drug abuse on her rocky relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown, actress Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) is taking aim at a new target: Wendy Williams.

Wendy Williams and Whitney Houston have a contentious history. Although Williams claimed to be one of Houston’s biggest fans, for years she took to her popular radio show and mercilessly gossiped about the fellow New Jersey native. Williams’ on-air rants all led up to a tense interview between the two ladies, in which Williams questioned Houston about her relationship with Bobby Brown, her drug abuse, and her parenting skills.

It was a train wreck, but many couldn’t stop listening.

After Houston died, a tearful Wendy Williams said she’ll no longer talk about the singer, but for Hubert, the damage was done.

Hubert recently penned a letter to Williams taking her to take for her treatment of celebs, and asking her to put her gossiping ways behind her.

Read Hubert’s open letter to Wendy Williams and let us know what you think. 

Dear Wendy,

This past weekend was a very difficult time for so many of us.

I watched the funeral service with the rest of the world, and cried time and time again with each story that was told. I felt like I knew more about this amazing woman than ever before. We all watched her as a little girl, center stage, singing like a bird, she was destined for superstardom. To watch her center stage full circle in death was a feeling no mother should ever have to feel. I applaud Ms. Warwick, the pastor, and all others who formed a police line of love and protection around her that was impenetrable only to those who really knew her. We, the public accepted their decision to keep it private, but they allowed us to witness her Home Going ceremony, I don’t know if I could have been so gracious. WE felt like we knew her and we knew nothing about her except what we read and hear from people like you and other media outlets. I listened to her interview with you and was compelled to say out loud. “Go on Whitney tell her like it is,” when you pried into her life back then. I had my son in the same year as Ms. Houston; we did Ebony Magazine that same year, she introducing her baby girl and me my son. I am trying to be dignified, but here goes.

The Internet has become somewhat like the 10 commandments, and this is why… whatever is posted or commented on… is forever written in stone. Neither I nor anybody can stop anyone from making up stories, reviews, lies etc, cutting and pasting whatever they decide to put together like a bad buffet breakfast.

I have had some horrible meals shoved down my throat on the web that I had no parts of.

I still have a bad taste in my mouth from a recent cut and paste meal from your beloved TMZ (THE MUDSLINGING ZONE). I believe you said once “If you heard it on TMZ then it must be true,” really Wendy?

The Internet is indeed the information highway, but it can also be “a Forum of Hate.”

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

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  • Kim

    This letter you wrote to Wendy is RIGHT ON POINT!!!!!! I applaude you.. So many woman out her truley want to say things like you wrote, but worry about the outcome!!!!
    Thanks for sharing…. Much Love Sista Much Love…

  • Miss September

    I see both sides of the coin on this issue. I do think that Janet Hubert is trying to get publicity, but
    That does not take away from some valid points that she had. I think her open letter should be addressed to the media in general. Wendy Williams is not the first, nor will she be the last to “report”
    Or antagonize celebrities. I for one felt that Wendy Williams felt guilt about bulling Whitney’s death that’s why she had to get on T.V and tried to save face with the tears. Ever notice that when at funerals, the people that Cry the loudest, acting uncontrollable at funerals; are usually the ones that had unresolved issues with
    Said person. IMO, Wendy felt guilty about how she bashed Whitney, now she wants to try cleaning up
    What she said and make it bout her past drug addiction. How she wanted Whitney to so called enter the journey together. That should be a lesson, on how you treat people when they are alive.

  • Gabrielle

    I agree and I am so glad a famous Black woman penned this letter. I was not familiar with Ms. Williams because I live in CA and we didn’t get her radio show out here. When she got her tv show, I watched for first 3 months. I couldn’t take it anymore because it was so negative, stereotypical and another version of BET but only for one hour. I chose and continue to choose not to watch her show. However this is America and she is making money for herself and her employer. Clearly she is popular because she would not be on the air. The way I try to walk what I talk is not to support the people, institutions etc that I do not like. I dont tell others they must boycott but Americans CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS! People cannot complain about how bad the media is but yet support the programs and people who put out the drek we do not like. Negativity sells but if people want it to be different then they must decide that can kindness and goodness can also sell. Until we stop buying it, nothing will change. Thanks for the letter Ms. Hubert. I hope others will follow your lead.

  • wanda

    I think Wendy calls it as she sees it. In that radio show ,Whitney gave it back,good,she was combative,in defending herself. She was’nt a goody-goody(how many of us are?) I bought one magazine about Whitney’s alleged drug den ,in her bathroom years ago. I refuse to but ANY of the negative magazines about Whitney out now. I will get the tribute books,this is still very ,very sad,when I hear her sing ,it hits down in my gut. Whitney WAS LOVED by her many,many fans,and we will remember her ,listen to and read about her for years to come. She will be in the same breath as Billie,Sarah,Ella and Dinah.

  • deborah

    Im a fan of Wendy but,pl I don’t nessecarily agree with what she says. i heard about the interview with Whitney Houston but i don’t think she shoould have aattacked her personal life because she don’t know what goes on in the the home. Besides i agree with Ms Huber that the chillldren shouldn’t have to be subjected. The world is indeed a cold placeat times’but we need be more sensitive toothers strong holds (problems) Substance abuse is a terrible terrible problem and too many people suffer without the support of those who can make difference. Ms Huber is so right about children and families. That is off limits. just in case you come in contact with in sensitivity, knowing who you are is a powerful weapon.prepare your children because it is out there to dealt with.