Late Tik Toker Swavy’s Brother Demands Apology From Host Wendy Williams For The False Narrative of his Brother
Late Tik Toker Swavy’s Brother demanded Wendy Williams apologize for a bizarre segment that aired on The Wendy Williams Show on July 7. Williams went on a weird diatribe about how Swavy was a person she had never heard of but who had more social media followers than she had before disclosing to her audience that Swavy was murdered. The episode prompted enormous indignation on social media, and Williams’ family has requested an apology from her.
Rahkim Clark, Swavy’s older brother, spoke with TMZ on Sunday, expressing his displeasure with Williams for making light of their real-life tragedy in her Hot Topics segment. “It’s one thing to take public knowledge and put it out there, but you gave a false narrative, gave a false story, painted him as a thug, as a drug dealer, or as someone who was out here trying to be in the streets or anything like that, but that wasn’t the type of person he was,” Clark said.
Williams showed no sympathy for Swavy’s family, according to the report. Clark told TMZ, “Words cannot explain how I feel, “I’m so angry. I’m so upset.” Swavy’s real name was Matima Miller, and he was shot and killed before 11 a.m. on July 5 in Wilmington, Delaware. At the moment, he was nineteen years old. Chanelle Clark, Swavy’s mother, said she had to watch his final moments on CBS Philadelphia.
His mother also expressed her dissatisfaction with Williams’ performance. “Look at my eyes and stuff,” Chanelle continued. “Y’all, how dare you, Wendy Williams, as a mother?” So discourteous. I used to watch you as a child, and even though you have a gossip show and all that, you didn’t even know my son.”
Swavy’s siblings, while unhappy with Williams, are more concerned about getting justice for their younger brother. “I have knew how big he was until he was put in this situation,” his sister, Qua’naijha Clark, told CBS Philadelphia. “However, I will add that while he was here, people did offer him flowers.”
Swavy’s family has set up a GoFundMe site, which has so far generated more than $23,000 for burial and other expenses. Williams began her Hot Topics section on the July 7 broadcast by lamenting that Swavy had more TikTok followers than she does. She admitted to her audience that she had no idea who he was, then urged them to clap if they recognized him.
The studio was completely silent. Williams finally referenced Swavy’s murder near the end of the episode. On Twitter, the episode sparked fury, with some even calling for Williams’ program to be terminated. The host has yet to make an official statement. Swavy’s brother informed TMZ that she never contacted them.
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