Echoing similar sentiments, viewers took to Twitter to voice their outrage. “You are such an ignorant person, no idea why you have a show – making fun of an actor because if his cleft lip is honestly disgusting,” tweeted one individual.
Another added, “I don’t know why anti bullying has been a huge thing in this country for years, but Hollywood still lets @WendyWilliams have a show. … My nephew who has a cleft lip and the kids suffering shouldn’t be the butt of your jokes.”
Canadian football player Adam Bighill also spoke out via Twitter against Wendy, writing, “Are you kidding me??? We all have a responsibility to #EndBullying. With her platform, like myself, we have a much higher responsibility when it comes to our actions. This is just terrible.”
Adam also tweeted that both he and his son Beau (who is currently undergoing corrective surgery) were born with a “bilateral cleft lip and palate.”