Wendy Williams Stirs Up Controversy With Comment On ‘Joker’ Star Joaquin Phoenix’s “Cleft Lip”

Wendy Williams is stirring up a considerable amount of controversy after commenting on Joker star Joaquin Phoenix’s lip, which she referred to as a cleft lip.

During Wendy William’s post Golden Globes episode where she discussed the events of the night, she mentioned how she finds Joker star Joaquin Phoenix attractive. Wendy Williams didn’t just stop there, as she went on to discuss the various ways she find Joaquin Phoenix to be attractive.

While discussing her attraction towards the Joker star, Wendy Williams mentioned how when Joaquin Phoenix shaves his facial hair, he has a fractured hairline, something similar to a cleft lip. Wendy Williams then lifted up her lip to show her perceived image of Joaquin Phoenix’s cleft lip. In actuality, Joaquin Phoenix has revealed that the scar in question was a nonsurgical scar he was born with, as opposed to a scar from cleft surgery.

Many found Wendy Williams’ cleft lip comment regarding the Joker star to be cruel and mocking, which led to a barrage of tweets against her and in support of Joaquin Phoenix. Many people online, including Canadian football player Adam Bighill, asked Wendy Williams to issue an apology for her comments.

You can check out Wendy Williams’ apology to the cleft lip community below, as well as to Adam Bighill, whose son suffers from cleft lip. In the apology, Wendy Williams also promises to donate to Operation Smile and ACPA Cleft, two organizations that help fund research towards and treat cleft lip.

The controversy even caused Cher to speak out, and it turns out the superstar wasn’t a fan of Wendy Williams’ apology and insult towards Joaquin Phoenix. Cher has been a known volunteer for the Children’s Craniofacial Association, another organization that helps those affected by cleft lip. Cher took to Twitter to specifically showcase how Wendy Williams mocked Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, which you can check out below.

Currently, Joaquin Phoenix hasn’t responded to Wendy Williams’ comments, and it’s hard to image that he will. Joaquin Phoenix is in the running to scoop up as many awards as he can for Joker, which was a critical and commercial beast. In fact, Joker stunned earlier this week with a whopping eleven Oscar nominations.

What are your thoughts on Wendy William’s comments on Joker star Joaquin Phoenix’s lip? Comment below and let us know!

Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fracturedsociety. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn FleshleRemark r, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is now playing in theaters!

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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