Wendy Williams made light of the murder of TikTok star Swavy on her TV show — something for which his mother and brother say she now needs to apologize … because she painted him in a bad light and outright disrespected him too.
We spoke with Swavy’s mom and older sibling — Chanelle Clark and Rahkim Miller, respectively — about the segment Wendy did earlier this week on-camera … where she introduced Swavy to her audience by comparing social media followers, and throwing up a not-so-flattering photo of him — this before getting to the lede … namely, him being killed.
You can see the clip for yourself … and it’s obvious why Chanelle and Rahkim are upset — not to mention scores of people who watched this at home, who were outraged by her handling of such a sensitive topic. The Millers are in the same boat, as it turns out.
Check out our interview … Rahkim takes the lead on explaining why Wendy’s words were so hurtful. As he points out — this isn’t just another celebrity news gossip story she may normally cover in her day-to-day lineup … this is their own flesh and blood, and it’s real life for them.
As angry as he is, it’s probably nothing compared to Chanelle — whom, BTW, says she saw her son get shot in Delaware Monday, and was actually with him during his last breaths. She flat out tells TMZ … Wendy owes her/the fam a huge sorry for discussing her boy that way.
The Millers say they felt Wendy misrepresented Swavy as a thug or as someone who dabbled in the street, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. So, they’re demanding a full mea culpa … and a correction for good measure.
Fact is … the young man was already blowing up online, but his mother and brother feel she exposed him to a whole new demographic in the worst possible way — tarnishing his legacy.
Wendy doesn’t appear to have responded to the backlash just yet.