Fresh off our discussion on colorism, Wendy Williams comes forth as a real live example of why this issue just won’t die in our community. Speaking with her guest, Mack Wilds, Wendy got nosy like she normally does, asking the singer/actor if he and Sevyn Streeter, who he’s been seen hugged up on in the past, were ever romantically involved. When Mack said they’re just “really, really good friends” the queen of daytime gossip pressed the issue further, commenting on how pretty the singer is to just be his friend, which then led to this back and forth.
“I love dark-skinned girls, so, you know, she’s definitely one of them,” Mack said.
That’s when Wendy, unable to understand the plight of the brown-skinned beauty, retorted with: “Who’s talking about complexion? You see this is where my people go in a conversation. Really?
Mack took the opportunity to add a little context, saying, “It’s just, I don’t know, my mom is brown-skinned so I just have a thing about all the different colors that women come in.”
And then Wendy promptly told him, “You don’t have to explain it, you’re adorable.”
Oh Wendy, the one time a black man in Hollywood actually shows dark-skinned black women love in a public forum you want to shut him down? You should know the significance of what he said in an industry where half the black men aren’t even checking for sistas, let alone dark-skinned ones, sadly. You gotta do better boo boo.