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Wendy Williams audience member accusing show of racism, ageism

As if Wendy Williams didn’t have enough to worry about, some fans are accusing her show of discriminating against them because of their age and race.

Diane Stevens, a frequent audience member at talk shows, told Page Six that on Feb. 14 she and two pals arrived at 6:30 a.m. to see a taping of the “Wendy Williams Show.”

“I was coming from The Bronx, and I had to take a bus and two trains,” the 60-year-old says.

“So because we have canes they let us sit down inside the audience holding [area]. Then the audience coordinator comes on the headset and she looks at us and says into the headset, ‘I am taking the tickets from the older people,’” she alleged.

Stevens claims that staffers took away their stubs and escorted them out of the building.

“It was so humiliating,” she said.

Stevens, who is white, says that the tickets were handed to three young African- American women, and so she believes the decision was motivated by their age and race.

Asked for comment, a spokesperson from the show stated, “We have the best audience in daytime and we provide a welcoming, fun environment for all of Wendy’s co-hosts [as Williams refers to her audience].”

On Tuesday, Williams — who has taken a long leave of absence from the show — revealed that she’s been living in a sober house to address past addiction issues.


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