Wendy Williams Thanks John Oliver For Fangirling Over Her Show: ‘He Gets Our Messiness’

Wendy Williams gave a special shoutout (and a loud snort) to John Oliver on April 21, after he praised her '@ Home' virtual talk show! Wendy thanked the 'Last Week Tonight' host for calling her show 'an oasis of truth in a chaos of lies.'

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Wendy Williams showed love to John Oliver after he took several minutes during his Sunday night show to rant about how authentic she is. “So, there’s this guy, his name is John Oliver and I don’t know whether you know who he is but he’s wildly popular,” Wendy, 55, introduced John during her April 21 Wendy @ Home show.  “He knows who our show is, he gets our messiness and I love that,” she said.

“Aw John, thank you for being so thoughtful… Thank you, John. I adore you dearly. I’m so simple, if you like me, I like you,” she concluded. Wendy added that John “bought me two pieces” of a matching top and pants set that she initially saw Tameka Tiny Harris wearing during a podcast appearance. Wendy recently voiced on her show that she wanted to purchase the outfit. But, John beat her to the punch.

It’s unclear what prompted John’s stellar review of Wendy @ Home, but, he made it a must-see. “She’s sharing a screen with a life-sized Betty Boop decked out in Supreme gear, Chanel accessories and a disco ball, and somehow, [Wendy is] still the most engrossing thing in that shot, eating a lamb chop in a weirdly dominant manner,” John explained of her apartment during his April 20 show. “Not many people can pull that off.”


He later showed a clip of a recent episode of Wendy @ Home, in which she responded to critics who slammed her for eating on camera.

“You don’t want to see me eat? Then, you might not want to be here. This is what people do,” she defended herself after described her meal that day — bacon and bleu cheese smothered in hot sauce and maple syrup.

“Is that what people do?” John asked. “I get that people do eat. It’s not just usually at the same time they are hosting a talk show and telling anyone watching to fuck off if they don’t like it. This isn’t what people do. This is what Wendy Williams does. Because Wendy has ascended to a level of ‘f–ks not given’ that no human has ever achieved before.”

In honor or Wendy, John ended his own show by scarfing down a sandwich. He also admitted that while he’s never been an avid Wendy-watcher, he’s become a “gig fan” of the outspoken host, calling her show “an oasis of truth in a world full of lies.”

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