Chevrolet Stops Sponsoring Wendy Williams’ Show Over HBCU and NAACP Comments

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Wendy Williams attends Pat Cleveland "Walking With The Muses" Book Release Party at The Jane Hotel on June 9, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Wendy Williams attends Pat Cleveland “Walking With The Muses” Book Release Party at The Jane Hotel on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Last week, Wendy Williams caught some major flak after making comments regarding HBCUs and the NAACP. The comments came on the heels of Jesse Williams’ riveting BET Awards acceptance speech. 

The talk show host’s comments questioned why certain institutions like the NAACP and HBCUs are still in existence. And she wondered what would happen if their opposites existed.

“On the other hand, I would be really offended if there was a school that was known as a historically white college. We have historically black colleges. What if there was the National Organization for White People, only? There’s the NAACP,” Wendy Williams asked.

Well, those comments about the NAACP and HBCUs may be haunting her now.

According to Love B. Scott, The Wendy Williams Show lost its Chevrolet sponsorship as a result of Wendy Williams’ comments. Scott reported that the deal fell through because Andrea Holmes Thompkins, president and CEO of ACE Media Corp, the ad company responsible for bringing Chevy to the show, is a graduate of Howard University, an HBCU.

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Source: The Root | YESHA CALLAHAN