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Wendy Williams: DWTS “Wanted Me to Be All Black Girl,” and Now They’re Doing It to Sherri Shepherd

So far (you know, after one whole week) Dancing With the Stars Season 14 has lived up to Tom Bergeron's promise of fun and good vibes. However, that hasn't stopped one former DWTS star from making controversial claims about the season.

Season 12 flop Wendy Williams watched the Season 14 premiere, and she had a thing or two to say about it on her talk show.

First, she complained about Sherri Shepherd's flowing purple premiere dress. "Why'd you let them swath you in all that material, Sherri?" she wondered. "Sherri's got tiny little legs."

Well, our guess is that Sherri wore a long dress because she was dancing the Foxtrot, which normally calls for long dresses. Wendy, however, thinks something more insidious is going on with the show's treatment of her "sister in the name of boobs."

"I have to say, Sherri, you know, when you're talking to the camera...Sherri, you were giving them everything they want to see from us black girls. That loud talk, the gapping laugh...Don't let them do that to you, Sherri."

She went on to dish about her own DWTS experience. "They wanted me to be all black girl," she accused, adding a snap to demonstrate what she meant. "'Oh no she — oh yes she did, oh no you — Tony, you is not going to make me dance like that no mo'.' Really? I'm not that girl."

Apparently Wendy also thinks Sherri's status is the resident loud mouth means she's naturally the underdog, saying "[Sherri]'s not going to win," in a passing comment, as if it is an obvious and irrefutable fact. We guess it doesn't matter that Sherri actually scored quite well in the premiere.

What do you think: Is it possible that ABC pushed Wendy to act a certain way, and now are doing to same to Sherri, or do you think Wendy is overreacting, perhaps based on her less-than-amazing DWTS experience? Weigh in at our Facebook page.

Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, March 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Source: The Wendy Williams Show via The Huffington Post