- Wendy Williams discussed Britney Spears’ conservatorship testimony on her show.
- Commenting on Spears’ parents’ involvement in the case, Williams said: “death to all of them.”
- Williams gasped dramatically and covered her mouth after she realized what she said.
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Wendy Williams shocked the studio audience on Thursday’s edition of her daytime talk show with her strong reaction to Britney Spears’ bombshell conservatorship testimony.
Earlier this week, Spears addressed a Los Angeles court for the first time to formally request an end to her conservatorship, the legal guardianship that has put her estate, financial assets, and many aspects of her personal life under the control of her father, Jamie Spears, and the Bessemer Trust since 2008.
Spears told the court in an emotional testimony that she had been “traumatized” and compared parts of her life under the conservatorship to sex trafficking.
In a short clip that has been circulating online, Wendy Williams can be seen discussing the allegations Spears’ made against her father and other members of the conservatorship team. On the topic, she said: “How dare you, Mr. Spears, you had me fooled. And you too, Mrs [Lynn] Spears.”
Williams then added: “Death to all of them.”
Realizing what she had just said, Williams gasped dramatically along with the studio audience.
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The clip has since been edited out of the full episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” which is uploaded to YouTube daily. The footage cuts out just before Williams made the statement and returns with her shocked reaction.
Williams, 56, had previously voiced support for Britney Spears’ father Jamie while discussing the singer’s conservatorship battle on her show in February.
“I think that her father is a good man,” she said. “I’ve heard that she still needs to be controlled, and she needs to have someone that’s controlling her finances, and controlling who she is friends with and where she goes and what time she’s coming in …”
Williams was among a host of celebrities who voiced support for Britney Spears following her court testimony.
In a series of tweets, Justin Timberlake, who had a high-profile relationship with Spears in the early 2000s, said that what has happened to the singer is “just not right.”
“After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time,” Timberlake tweeted. “Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right. No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body.”
-Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 24, 2021