Let’s just let that idea marinate for a moment. Wendy Williams apparently hasn’t grown out of the thinking your mom tells you when you get picked on in school. “They’re just jealous”  may be the underlying reason people talk bad about you in some cases, but when it comes to Wendy going under the knife and rocking terrible wigs, I think not.

The outspoken talk show host just underwent a makeunder for XOJane.com and when the layers of makeup and hair were peeled back Wendy also revealed how she feels about people who speak badly about plastic surgery:

“They are jealous. Because if I said to that person, ‘I got the doctor and I’m going to pay for it. Choose three things you want to do,’ believe me, they would get it done. They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different. And being black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.”

Or maybe they are somehow comfortable in the skin that they’re in and don’t feel the need to have work done to be attractive. Maybe they recognize the psychological issues that are painted all over plastic surgery recipients faces when they spend more time recovering from procedures every year than living their lives. And please, scared to break out the box and be different? These days, you’re actually unique if you haven’t had work done—backroom butt injection procedures included. Maybe there are people in the world who don’t want to walk around with the same skinny, pointy-tipped snout every other celeb has after they have a nose job. I know it’s a novel idea, but there are some people who are okay with aging gracefully—and having facial expressions.

I also find her disgust at black women wanting to be natural pretty amusing—and inaccurate. Maybe we’re not going under the knife 24/7 but we still heavily buy into weaves and fake nails and all of those other non-natural beauty accessories. And for the ones who don’t, how that is a problem I don’t know, especially when she qualifies her wig wearing, saying:

“The reason I wear the wigs is because my hair is naturally thin. And I have thyroid disease which I was diagnosed with 12 years ago. And thyroid disease thins your natural hair and your eyebrows. It thins all of the hair on your body, along with giving you the eye pop and the scary stare. That’s why I wear wigs. Because the hair I would want is just not what is growing out of my head. If I was a librarian with a smaller personality, then I would keep the hair that I have.”

So basically she would be natural if she wasn’t in the spotlight—sounds like she’s the one who’s scared to be different. I honestly don’t think people—particularly black women, since she singled us out—spend as much time hating on her beauty choices as she thinks we do. We have far more important things to attend to so to her whole jealous, scared, dare to be different, yay for plastic surgery PSA I say, ugh, whatever.

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  • Violet

    I’m done. I’m done with her. This is the replacement of Oprah winfrey??? From a Royal Garden to stink weeds! I supported her as I saw and excused her because she’s really a comedienne. And her family back ground. Which she will not,can not, evolve from. Like most of us have-me included. I found myself having to struggle to take, swallow, her antics. Brushing them aside, ignoring them, pooh-poohing them away. Watching only the first 15 minutes of her show. Anything one has a constant struggle with needs to be let go of sooner or later! Okay.Enough. Enough. Buh-bye.

  • Black Womanist

    ‘And being black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.’

    Not surprised a “black” woman who grew up around white girls would express this kind of self-hate. So much for “integration.”

  • NoitAll

    I wouldn’t have plastic surgery simply because it’s surgery. That means cutting and anesthesia. Those things are not to be taken lightly or done unnecessarily. I could only see myself getting plastic surgery if I lost a lot of weight and I needed to get rid of the excess skin. Other than that, I’m quite happy with what I’ve got. Even if someone paid for it, I wouldn’t have it.

  • Laugh

    It’s a shame that she would make such a broad statement about black people. Sorry but most black people are gorgeous and you can barely tell their age! Say what you want about black people or women but MANY are just fine with how they look and don’t even think about plastic surgery. It’s not jealousy, so I don’t know what she’s talking about. I think she had to find a way to feel better about her looks and this is it. Because jealous of Wendy’s looks? I’ve never heard anything so insane, lol.

  • Velma

    Too bad she didn’t have the self esteem to embrace her self and not have any surgery…or weaves/wigs for that matter.