As the world knows, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged. It’s officially announced and everything.
As you can imagine, Wendy Williams has some definite opinions on all of this, including on Meghan Markle herself. (To be fair, that is literally Wendy Williams’ job)
But some think that, in the video below, she’s going way too far by straight-up calling Meghan Markle a fame-seeking liar.
It was barely over a month ago that Wendy Williams collapsed on live television and came back, apparently unharmed.
Wendy Williams sits down before her almost unbelievably adoring audience.
"Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – with a sparkle. They might be having some unwanted guests as the wedding."
The audience goes "ooooh!"
"Okay, so, Meghan has got this nephew who’s 26 who owns a Domino’s pizza in California."
"He’s gay. He’s comfortable; he’s gay. And he says that he’s going to the wedding, even if he’s not invited."
Surely he was joking … right?
"Well, I’m like: then why are you talking about it? I understand the whole thing about wanting to crash the wedding and stuff, but now you’re gonna be stopped at the airport."
Again, the bad plan suggests to our minds that he’s not actually planning some sort of epic wedding-crash.
"When your last name is Markle, son, they’re not going to let you out of the airport. They’re going to put you right back on the plane and turn you right back around."
Wendy was clearly only getting warmed up, however.
"Second of all, you don’t want to be arrested, do you? You don’t wanna have a record like your father, do you?’
Wendy then shows a photo of MegMar’s half-brother, who is white.
It is clearly a mugshot. (He was arrested for allegedly holding a gun to his girlfriend’s head)
Wendy Williams doesn’t mention his alleged crime, and instead points out that it’s refreshing that the criminal histories are from the white side of Meghan Markle’s family.
All things considered, that’s fair.
She then talks about Meghan Markle’s half-sister, a white woman who is in a wheelchair who had previously criticized MegMar, publicly, for not "helping out" as Meghan was starring on Suits.
"Well, now she’s changed her tune and she will do any interview that she’s asked to do. She probably has a publicist at this point."
Normally, having a publicist is fine. But … if you’re only famous because your sibling is famous (in a good way), we have to question whether you need to exploit that for fame.
Wendy then shows an astonishing degree of self-awareness when she self-burns while insulting MegMar’s half-sister Samantha:
"It’s probably just a matter of time before she comes here."
Maybe she realized what she said, maybe she didn’t, but she then pivots to talking about Meghan directly.
"So, the wedding’s going to take place in May. This is shortly after Kate gives birth."
We’ve mentioned Kate Middleton’s due date before.
"Confidentially speaking, I respect Meghan Markle’s hustle, and I respect her game. However, she’s a bit of a wild card."
The fun thing about calling someone a wild card is that you could mean all sorts of things by it.
Wendy Williams does explain what she means. Sort of.
"You know, because she goes from being the Deal Or No Deal girl — oh yes, she opened the suitcases for, what’s his name? Howie Mandel."
That makes sense. A lot of actresses get started off in non-speaking roles.
But, to Wendy’s mind, it makes Meghan … hungry.
"So this is a girl looking for fame, you guys, okay?"
It sounds to us like Meghan Markle is a hard worker who has never been afraid to do honest work as she built up a career.
"And remember the story, here at Wendy. She came here, to Wendy, to find out what she could do here. So she’s been here, she’s been in our buildings; we have her DNA."
That is the creepiest possible way of saying that an actress once tried to get a job on your TV show.
"And then she’s the actress, you know, from Suits, and she’s giving it up. But just keep in mind she’s an act-ress."
Implying, perhaps, that Meghan Markle is pretending to love Prince Harry.
"Unlike Kate, who was, first of all, raised in England, raised to love the Royals, and this girl Meghan, by the way, said she had no idea about the Royals and blah-blah-blah, didn’t know who Harry was. I think that is a lie."
First of all, plenty of folks in the UK are opposed to the monarchy. They don’t wield any power and effectively act as some of the world’s most expensive mascots.
(Most of their wealth comes from royal investments made with wealth plundered centuries ago, but millions and millions of pounds come from the taxpayers, even in times of austerity)
Second of all, not everybody keeps track of the British Royal Family. Not everybody keeps up with the Kardashians, either.
Wendy tries to summarize her take on MegMar.
"I’m happy for her, I respect her game: a black person is finally in the palace."
That is progress.
"But I’m keeping my eye on her."
"I am! But she’s giving up everything. Which, fine, you give up everything when a prince wants to marry you."
If you want to, sure.
"Except if you’re an opportunist, then you only put up with it for a certain amount of time. Before you flee."
So, is Wendy Williams suggesting that Meghan Markle is a mastermind schemer who decided to seduce and marry Prince Harry … all as a plot to increase her fame.
And then she’ll, what … divorce him and go star in films?
If that were her plan, she could have used the boost from having dated him to get ahead, right?