Wendy Williams strips for PETA ad

She’s not known for holding back when it comes to voicing her opinion and talk show host Wendy Williams loves grabbing the limelight any which way she can.

A few weeks ago, she let it rip when she labeled supermodel Heidi Klum’s relationship with her bodyguard, Martin Kristen, as “disgusting.” The tirade went like this. “Kristen has worked for Heidi in the family for four years. Seal, you know what that means – and not just when you were out of town. I don’t think this is a new relationship, do you? It pains me to report stories like this when the woman, in my mind, is clearly in the wrong.” And then went on to add a note to Seal saying, “You don’t let the finances go with this divorce. I don’t know how much you’re worth, but she’s worth more. You need half.”

Now, it seems she’s found another avenue to garner some attention. Wendy stripped down to her nothings for a good cause, this time. Wendy unveiled PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) “I’d rather go naked than wear fur,” winter campaign in Times Square on Wednesday. Alright, we’ll hand it to her, at 48, she still looks good. The ad shows a “lost-looking” Wendy staring back from the billboard completely in the buff but with her long hair and leg placed strategically to cover her modesty. And for once, she seems to have her mouth closed. A former fan of wearing fur, Wendy says, “We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let animals keep theirs.” The campaign wants people who already own furs to donate them to the organization so that they can pass them on to the homeless. A good cause indeed.

The talk show host is not shy about speaking her mind and letting it all hang out, so to speak. When she received negative publicity about her breast implants, she said, “They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different. And being black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.” As to the large wigs she wears, she said, big hair “offsets my big body.” To which we ask, “And what offsets a big mouth?”

Wendy Williams has made a career out of being outspoken, brazen and sharp-tongued and it seems to be working for her. Whatever rocks your boat, girl.

T. J. Mueller