Michelle Williams has had it with ya’ll confusing her with white TV and film star Michelle Williams. Yes they both act and spell their name exactly the same but there is a huge difference … their skin tone.
The former Destiny’s Child singer hilariously pointed this out Tuesday morning after a host of angry trolls tagged her in posts regarding remarks the Dawson’s Creek actress made about gender equality.
“Let’s get one thing clear. How come when y’all are tagging and congratulating a person … do y’all see that I’m black when you go to my profile or tag, like when you search for the Michelle Williams?” the 40-year-old said on Monday, September 23. “I am black! OK? I ain’t mixed with nothing. I ain’t mixed with Persian, Russian. I am black!”
ICYMI, after winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie on Sunday for her role in the FX miniseries Fosse/Verdon, Williams gave a passionate speech about the wage disparity in Hollywood and devaluing women / women of color in the industry.
“When a woman, especially a woman of color … tells you what she needs to do her job, listen to her… so that she can succeed because of her environment and not in spite of it,” Williams said to rousing applause.
Naturally, this riled up the internet trolls who started tagging Williams on social media — BUT they got the wrong one. They learned today tho.
“Reading is fundamental. So is observation!” she continued before slapping her other hand. “This hand is yo’ face. Reading is fundamental. Observation is so important. Observe that profile pic before you get to tagging me and cussing me out for something I didn’t say.”
So, the folks who are pissed and pressed about Michelle Williams’s (Actress) moving and brilliant #Emmy speech are tagging and aiming their anger at Michelle Williams (Singer), and she is fed up! pic.twitter.com/d7NAQyBndm
— shar jossell (@SharSaysSo) September 24, 2019
She also congratulated Williams on her Emmy-winning performance after reminding the world she too is an ACTOR — who starred in several Broadway productions.
“I stand beside Michelle Williams on her speech, OK? She was beautiful. She was brilliant. Honey, she played Gwen Verdon to a T. She was awesome!” she said. “Get it right and stop cussing me out. All right? Now I’mma slap you back into having a good day ‘cause you almost tried to take me out of my peace.”
Interestingly back in 2017 Williams told us she too gets mistaken for the award-winning singer and would love to finally meet her.
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