Twitter erupts in memes after the talk show host overheats in her Statue of Liberty costume on live television.
While some viewers initially suspected it was staged as a part of the holiday festivities, the incident was anything but. The collapse came toward the end of the program when the host was getting ready to kick off her costume party. The 53-year old media star paused and stumbled over her words as her eyes widened. She stepped back, raising her hands to her head, before abruptly fainting as the show cut to commercial.
When the show returned, Williams explained that she had gotten overheated under the stage lights in her elaborate Statue of Liberty costume. She took to Twitter to offer relief to her concerned fans that she was fine, but Williams wasn't the only one talking about the incident on social media.
Fans waited just long enough to make sure she was okay before they got Wendy's name trending on Twitter, filling the platform with their own comedic takes on the incident.
Here are some of the most savage tweets:
So who's gonna be the first to start the Wendy Williams challenge? pic.twitter.com/GrQ81NwcL2— KOSHER (@JRAN_76) October 31, 2017
Wendy Williams fainting while dressed as the Statue of Liberty is the perfect metaphor for 2017.— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) October 31, 2017
I have never identified with anyone more than Wendy Williams collapsing in a wig. pic.twitter.com/8SckXNQ2E6— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) October 31, 2017
Who tf said Wendy Williams over heated from all that hot tea she be spilling 😭— Cor (@Corstador) October 31, 2017
Black Twitter showing up to see what happened to Wendy Williams pic.twitter.com/0qTisd1eCe— MrBrooklynB (@MrBrooklynB) October 31, 2017
Can y’all not retweet that video of Wendy Williams fainting? I’m going to laugh hysterically & I’m trying to be a better person.— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) October 31, 2017
Me watching that Wendy Williams video pic.twitter.com/tMF8Q9WeBe— suckaforbigforeheads (@traytrayolay) October 31, 2017
Honestly I tried so hard not to laugh at Wendy Williams fainting but after I found out she was ok, this was me.😂😂😭💀 pic.twitter.com/c5IGTnIFNm— Napturally_Breezy (@napturally17) October 31, 2017
Wendy Williams was like pic.twitter.com/0CGqklcQxk— TJ (@tj_gorham) October 31, 2017
Wait, Did Wendy Williams just fainted on live TV ? pic.twitter.com/n9IlswmDbp— Othneil Stanton (@lovebyondegree) October 31, 2017
So y’all care about Wendy Williams now ? pic.twitter.com/TluDJstDiG— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤE. (@QUINT3SSENCE) October 31, 2017
WENDY WILLIAMS CHALLENGE pic.twitter.com/0sC4iEtjDL— Squintin Tarantino (@QETHAGAWD) October 31, 2017
Wait for it.... I'm going to hell for laughing at Wendy Williams pic.twitter.com/qTlUmgCKMW— . (@_pablogy) October 31, 2017
Wendy Williams fainted and they made her a meme before she hit the floor— cadet kel (@VictorPopeJr) October 31, 2017
"The Wendy Williams Show" airs weekdays in syndication.