Wendy Williams on Why Black Women ‘Will Never Go for Any Kind of Surgery’

Wendy Williams

When it comes to celebrities talking about their plastic surgery, it’s always a damned-if-they-do, damned-if-they-don’t situation. Admitting they’ve “gotten work done” incites harsh judgement and even anger, but lying about it is dishonest and won’t keep people from speculating. But plastic surgery is only getting more and more widespread as techniques improve, so it’s a rich topic — particularly with highly visible celebrities who are willing to talk about it (a rare thing). TV host Wendy Williams has always been refreshingly frank about her surgeries (as well as her extensive wig collection), and for xoJane’s “makeunder” feature, she was as candid as ever. Perhaps most interesting were her comments about people who look down on her for getting surgery, particularly black women:
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.