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Wendy Williams Issues Apology & Reveals Donation Plans Following Cleft Palate Comments

Wendy Williams Issues Apology & Reveals Donation Plans Following Cleft Palate Comments

Wendy Williams came under fire recently over her comments about cleft palates while discussing Joaquin Phoenix on her talk show.

“When he shaves off his mustache he’s got a hairline fracture. He’s got one of those — what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate,” the 55-year-old host shared on the program, mocking the condition by hooking her finger to her lip.

After her comments, social media roasted Wendy for them, calling her out for her “disgraceful” comments.

Adam Bighill, a Canadian professional football player who was born with a cleft lip and palate and whose infant son Beau was also born with the condition, has demanded an apology from her for the past five days – and he finally got one.

Wendy also promised to donate to Operation Smile and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, which both raise funds to aid families who have the condition.

“We’re thinking about Beau today as he is in surgery. I want to apologize to the cleft community and in Beau’s honor, our show is donating to @operationsmile and @AmerCleftPalate and encourage our Wendy Watchers to learn more and help support the cleft community,” her tweet reads.

READ MORE: Cher Slams Wendy Williams for Mocking Joaquin Phoenix, Says Wendy Should be ‘Fired’

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