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Wendy Williams has stuck her legendary size 11 shoe in her mouth again.
The self-proclaimed “queen of media” has Twitter in a tizzy over comments she made about TikTok star Matima “Swavy” Miller, who died of a fatal gunshot wound on Monday.
Social media watchdogs are barking are after Williams, 56, allegedly used the 19-year-old social media sensation’s passing to “coax laughter” from her audience.
The controversial talk show host took ample time during her daily Hot Topics segment to point out: “I have no idea who this person is … neither does one person in this building,” before quibbling that Swavy had more social media followers than she does.
A clip of the segment, tweeted out Thursday night, has racked up more than 3 million views — and hundreds of thousands of angry responses.
“She is so hateful. Like, she basically treated the announcement of his death like it was funny gossip,” said one outraged fan on one Twitter post with more than 70,000 likes. “Why disparage him? Why even talk about him at all if you and your audience are that removed from even knowing who he is? … She really coaxed laughter from the audience before announcing this young man’s murder.”
Another shocked viewer responded, “Right but then you could hear the audience gasp when she said what had happened to him. He was a very young man, may he Rest In Peace.”
“We all know Wendy to be messy and with the s–ts, but this wasn’t cool at all,” another disappointed fan chimed in to the tune of 20,000-plus likes. “I don’t know this man, but may he rest in peace. I’m sorry his friends and family had to see this. Wow…”
Reps for Williams and her show did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. (They might be busy answering questions about Williams wishing “death to” Jamie and Lynne Spears, or her hope that Cynthia Bailey gets canned from “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”)
Miller, the dancing TikTok star better known as Swavy and Babyface.S, had over 2.9 million followers on the streaming platform. He regularly posted dancing videos, paintball sessions, memes and comedy bits, accumulating nearly 100 million likes on the platform as of Tuesday morning. He boasted another 472,000 followers on Instagram as @oneway.swavy.
The Delaware-based teen’s passing was confirmed Tuesday by authorities, who told The Post he was fatally gunned down in broad daylight Monday in the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington.
“The victim in this incident has been identified as Matima Miller,” according to the Wilmington Police Department report. “This incident remains under investigation and further details will be released when possible.”
Officers responded to an emergency call at about 10:42 a.m. Monday. They didn’t specify where the victim was wounded but said he was “transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
YouTube star Damaury “Kid Mauri” Mikula mourned the death of his “homeboy Swavy” in an emotional video posted Monday. “Yeah, my friend Swavy, man — he got shot,” Mikula revealed, wiping tears from his eyes with his red T-shirt. “All he did was make videos — vids, vids, vids, going up, up, up, up.”
Fans and friends took to social media to mourn the death of the young star.
Appearing to struggle for words, YouTuber Mikula eventually said: “Seeing him get taken out. Don’t make me say this, bro. It don’t make no sense.”
Breaking down in tears, Mikula concluded: “I love you, my n—a. Dead ass, bro. I know you can’t hear in the real world right now but you’re up there looking down. I’m about to go hard for you, bro … You were so innocent.”
As news of Miller’s death swept the web overnight, one fan posted to Twitter: “Rip Swavy I ain’t even know u buh I know u changed peoples lives by making them smile and I’m sorry this happened to u.”
Monday morning’s fatal shooting brings the total homicides in Wilmington this year to 16, Delaware Online reported. The city has had 82 shootings so far this year. During the same period last year, 73 people had been shot in Wilmington, 11 fatally.
Tips about the shooting can be shared directly with detective Mackenzie Kirlin at 302-576-3653. Delaware Crime Stoppers can be reached at 800-TIP-3333 or DelawareCrimeStoppers.com.
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