'Fresh Prince' Actress Blasts Wendy Williams for Crying About Whitney Houston's Death (VIDEO)

Open Letter Urges Williams to 'Stop' Bashing Celebrities

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
February 22, 2012|4:45 pm

Wendy Williams was blasted by "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actress Janet Hubert, who recently accused her of bullying Whitney Houston while she was alive, yet going on to cry about her untimely death on national television.

Shortly after news of Whitney Houston's death broke, Williams took to her "Wendy Williams Show" to mourn her death and appeared to cry uncontrollably for several minutes as she remembered the famous interview in which she angered Houston by accusing her of being a drug addict.

Hubert, renowned for her role as the original "Aunt Viv" on the hit TV show the "Fresh Prince Of Bel Air," recently criticized the talk show host for the 2003 interview in an open letter.

"You said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world...?" Hubert asked in her letter, found on eurweb.com.

"Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do," she went on.

"How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others you slam on a daily basis," she added.

In 2003, Williams received widespread criticism after interviewing Houston on her WBLS radio show and questioning the mother of one about her alleged drug habits.

Williams' listeners were left stunned as Houston began using profanities to warn the former DJ to stop, clearly becoming visibly upset before calling Williams "nosy."

After blasting Wendy for alleged comments made about Houston and other Hollywood celebrities including Janet Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow, Hubert ended her open letter by pleading for Williams to "stop."

"Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future. You need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well," Hubert urged.

"We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody's children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children," she added.

Williams has not yet publicly responded to Hubert's open letter.

Below is the video of Williams discussing Houston's untimely death on her talk show.

 

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