Wendy Williams Reveals The Truth About One Of Her Most Viral Moments

Wendy Williams is a staple of daytime television. The talk show host has delivered countless hilarious moments on the air, in addition to her memorable interviews, memes, and ability to always get to the bottom of current pop culture events. Quick with her commentary and punch lines, Williams never lets her guests or audiences get too comfortable. She's also generated more than her share of controversy over the years.

Who could forget Halloween 2017, when she fainted on television while dressed as the Statue of Liberty? And then there are the times when she goes after people on her show, including her infamous feud with Dionne Warwick (via People). Most recently, she shocked fans for suggesting that Britney Spears' parents deserved to die (via Page Six). "How dare you, Mr. Spears, you had me fooled. And you too, Mrs. Spears," she said on her show. "Death to all of them." Needless to say, her comments caused a gasp from the audience.

But there is one viral moment, in particular, that Williams can't seem to escape.

This is what actually caused FartGate on The Wendy Williams Show

One of Wendy Williams' most unforgettable viral moments occurred in 2020 when someone supposedly farted and the noise aired on television. Most people assumed it was Williams who passed gas, but Williams denied it. However, what has been dubbed "FartGate" just won't go away (via People).

Williams appeared on SiriusXM's "Andy Cohen Live" series on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, and Cohen asked the host about it, wanting to get to the bottom of whether she or a crew member was responsible for passing gas (via People). "It's so disgusting. Like, people are so weird with that," Williams told Cohen. "I didn't pass gas." Williams then quickly changed the subject to discuss the return of her show to the air, as it's been off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It's clear that Williams is tired of discussing FartGate — even though others aren't. Afterward, on her own show, she said, "I have never farted once on this show. As a matter of fact, I barely fart. You know why? Because gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching, because all I do is talk" (via People). Finally, a crew member from the show explained that the noise was from a gas tank, not a crew member or Williams herself.