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Fans outraged after Wendy Williams Show's online archive is deleted


Fans of The Wendy Williams Show were up in arms this week after they discovered the the talk show hosts entire online archive appeared to have been deleted.

Following reports that the show’s YouTube page, which included past episodes and clips, had been wiped clean, fans took to Twitter to express their outrage at the 57-year-old talk show host’s lost legacy.

The erasure came after the series aired its final episode on June 17, with Sherri Shepherd — who will be taking over the time spot with a new series — filling in.

Vanished: Wendy William's fans were outraged this week after they learned that her old show's YouTube page, website and social media accounts had been deleted following the final episode on June 17; seen in 2019

Vanished: Wendy William’s fans were outraged this week after they learned that her old show’s YouTube page, website and social media accounts had been deleted following the final episode on June 17; seen in 2019

Wendy’s fans didn’t hold back as they expressed their displeasure.

‘They are trying to erase Wendy Williams’ legacy right in front of our eyes,’ one fan vented on Twitter. ‘They know her YouTube channel is our last memory of her iconic talk show. There is no good reason for her to delete the channel.’

Daniel Preda wrote that the YouTube channel’s deletion ‘on the 4th of July is almost fitting. It’s the last straw of the current downfall of America. I’m in shambles.’

Others shared joking reactions to the news of Williams’ online presence being erased.

One user tweeted, ‘the wendy williams show’s youtube page has been deleted,’ but paired the statement with a short clip of Caitlyn Jenner standing amid of field of American flags and saying, ‘9/11.’

Moving on: The erasure comes as Sherri Shepherd is set to take over the time slot with her own show. She hosted the final episode, which didn't feature Wendyy

Moving on: The erasure comes as Sherri Shepherd is set to take over the time slot with her own show. She hosted the final episode, which didn’t feature Wendyy

Outraged: Wendy's fans didn't hold back as they expressed their displeasure. 'They are trying to erase Wendy Williams' legacy right in front of our eyes,' one fan vented on Twitter

Outraged: Wendy’s fans didn’t hold back as they expressed their displeasure. ‘They are trying to erase Wendy Williams’ legacy right in front of our eyes,’ one fan vented on Twitter

Serious business: Daniel Preda compared the erasure of the YouTube channel to the 'current downfall of America'

Serious business: Daniel Preda compared the erasure of the YouTube channel to the ‘current downfall of America’

Having a laugh: One user tweeted, 'the wendy williams show's youtube page has been deleted,' but paired the statement with a short clip of Caitlyn Jenner standing amid of field of American flags and saying, '9/11'

Having a laugh: One user tweeted, ‘the wendy williams show’s youtube page has been deleted,’ but paired the statement with a short clip of Caitlyn Jenner standing amid of field of American flags and saying, ‘9/11’

Another fan joked that Wendy’s Show should have been archived to help preserve it for future generations.

‘Sorry but the entire wendy williams youtube channel should have been archived in the library of congress!!’ they tweeted.

‘The minute that youtube account with all the Wendy Williams supercuts gets deleted I will open one of my six mouths and sing the song that ends the earth,’ joked another user, referencing a popular online comic.

Others thought that the deletion of the Wendy Williams Show’s online presence showed ‘why ownership becomes important.’

‘I can’t believe they’re p***ing all over her legacy like this,’ added the user. 

Preserved: Another fan joked that Wendy's Show should have been archived to help preserve it for future generations by the 'library of congress'

Preserved: Another fan joked that Wendy’s Show should have been archived to help preserve it for future generations by the ‘library of congress’

An extreme reaction: One fan joked that they would bring about the end of the world because of what happened to Wendy's YouTube page

An extreme reaction: One fan joked that they would bring about the end of the world because of what happened to Wendy’s YouTube page

At others' mercy: Others thought that the deletion of the Wendy Williams Show's online presence showed 'why ownership becomes important'

At others’ mercy: Others thought that the deletion of the Wendy Williams Show’s online presence showed ‘why ownership becomes important’

Variety previously reported that not only had the show’s YouTube channel been deleted, but the domains ‘wendywilliamsproductions’ and ‘wendyshow,’ which previously hosted the show’s production company and the show’s website, respectively, were listed as available for a GoDaddy auction.

So far, neither Williams nor her production company have commented on the deletion, which also saw the show’s Instagram page disappear.

It’s unclear which entity opted to have the content removed. Her YouTube video presumably brought in money from ad revenue, so deleting them cuts off a profit source.

Some fans directed their ire at Wendy’s former production company Debmar-Mercury.

‘Demar Mercury, you need to stop being messy [sic],’ complained one fan. ‘Every time I say I’m going to watch the Sherri show, you guys do some clown s***. Regardless of how the show ended, all of you could’ve kept the social media platform’s like any other show! Sherri watch your ‘team’ #WendyWilliams.’

Pointing fingers: Some fans directed their ire at Wendy's former production company Debmar-Mercury. 'Demar Mercury, you need to stop being messy [sic],' complained one fan

Pointing fingers: Some fans directed their ire at Wendy’s former production company Debmar-Mercury. ‘Demar Mercury, you need to stop being messy [sic],’ complained one fan

Wendy didn’t make a return appearance on her show for its final episode, which was hosted by Sherri Shepherd, who will be taking over the time slot with a talk show of her own. 

Wendy has since announced that she will be moving on with a podcast of her own, which is presumably much cheaper to get off the ground than a TV talk show.

‘I’ve got enough money to do something else, and what I’ve never done — podcast,’ she told TMZ in a video chat interview late last month. ‘Which, by the way, podcasts, everyone has. But when you’re famous, podcasts will make more money for me, being famous, than doing The Wendy Williams Show.’

Following the interview, several fans expressed concern for the host’s physical and mental health on social media. 

Last week, Wendy’s manager Will Selby revealed to The Sun that she had rescued her iconic purple chair from her television set in order to bring it with her on her podcast.

Along for the ride: Last week, Wendy's manager Will Selby revealed to The Sun that she had rescued her purple chair from her television set in order to bring it with her on her podcast

Along for the ride: Last week, Wendy’s manager Will Selby revealed to The Sun that she had rescued her purple chair from her television set in order to bring it with her on her podcast

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