That Wendy Williams Shows Website appears to have disappeared overnight, sparking dismay among talk show fans.
On Monday evening (July 4th) diversity reported that the series’ YouTube channel as well as the official Wendy Williams Productions websites and program were no longer accessible.
The show was canceled earlier this year due to the host’s ongoing health issues – the star suffers from Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease.
Williams fans were dismayed at the news that her archive would no longer be readily available.
Some even compared it to the burning of the Library of Alexandria, the ancient Egyptian library that was once considered the world’s greatest repository of knowledge before it was razed to the ground.
“This is my burning of the Library of Alexandria,” wrote one fan.
“The burning of the Kibrary of Alexandria of our time,” claimed another.
Meanwhile, writer Hunter Harris asked the Library of Congress to step in.
“They’re trying to erase Wendy Williams’ legacy right before our eyes,” one fan wrote. “You know her YouTube channel is our last memory of her legendary talk show. There is no good reason for her to delete her channel.”
The Independent reached out to show distributor Debmar-Mercury for comment.
Williams was known for a series of bizarre, sometimes controversial moments on her show, from mocking Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft palate to collapsing live on air.
Williams’ show is to be replaced by Sherripresented by Sherri Shephard, for the 2022-2023 season.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/wendy-williams-show-youtube-deleted-b2116023.html Wendy Williams fans compare deleting YouTube channel to burning Alexandria library