Wendy Williams has finally apologised for making cruel comments about Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip surgery scar.
The talk show host said sorry to the cleft community, while encouraging viewers to ‘learn more’ about supporting the community.
She also promised to donate money to Operation Smile and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association to help families dealing with the condition.
Her apology came in a reply to Canadian football player Adam Bighill, who had been a vocal critic of the star’s comments.
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He was born with the condition and whose infant son Beau also has a cleft palate.
Bighill reached out to Wendy for five days before finally getting an apology.
It was sharing a photo of son Beau right before the infant went into surgery which finally seemed to resonate with the hostess.
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