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People actually think Wendy Williams is a man? The talk show host speaks out

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Wendy Williams finally addresses those rumors about her gender identity

Because questioning someone's gender is like putting virtual gasoline on an internet fire, by now you've probably heard the rumors about Wendy Williams being born a man. Never afraid to jump onto a good controversy, the chatty TV host was happy to spill the beans.

Wendy Williams finally addresses those rumors about her gender identity
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Although Williams is willing to concede that she can see how some might find her outward appearance to be slightly mannish, there's nothing major this 49-year-old mother of one has to confess. "I get it. I've got a strong face, a strong body. I'm 5 foot 11 inches. I wear wigs. I get it," she said with a smile when the potentially hurtful subject was broached during a recent ABC News interview. "Do I get upset with it? No."

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The woman who admits "people do think [she] was born a man" went on to say, "I get where that comes from, but in my opinion, there's no worse way to insult a woman than to say she looks like a man… [but] there's nothing you can call me at this particular point. I've been dealing with this for decades."

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