Now that Chaka Khan’s mask is off, Wendy Williams’s gloves are coming off too.
“People have no taste,” said Williams of the “I’m Every Woman” singer’s dismissal.
Khan’s departure is just the latest in a string of music icons who also failed to win the top spot on The Masked Singer.
Both Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight suffered the same fate, which Williams also addressed.
“I like The Masked Singer, but to me a show like this is beneath the legends like Gladys Knight, like Patti LaBelle,” she said.
The top talker also revealed that some of her own staff members were “disgusted” at Khan’s participation in the show.
“A couple people were disgusted that she even performed in a one-eyed, pink Cyclops outfit,” said Williams, who defended Khan.
“Chaka is a grown woman. She signed up for the show and so she knew that the show is clownery, but in a good way,” she said.
Viewers took to Twitter with their reactions to Khan’s unmasking, and some said they agreed with Williams:
Any singing competition show that can eliminate Patty LeBelle,— Rob_N_Hood (@RobNHoodallday) February 13, 2020
Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan... pic.twitter.com/WdsQEiRQWb
Chaka Kahn eliminated from the Masked Singer. Time for mandatory music education classes to return to America’s schools. This is a bridge too far..— Chris Hicks (@chrishicksmus) February 13, 2020
One commenter wasn’t surprised at Khan’s or LaBelle’s eliminations at all:
Neither one could sing at this time. They were legends with lost vocal talent. Singing with power is lost by many singers as they hit those golden years. 30-40 years ago they would've rocked this show. But of course, they wouldn't have done the show back then.— 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓖𝓻𝔂𝓷𝓬𝓱 (@Grynch_84) February 13, 2020
And another viewer told fans to just calm down:
cmon u kno those aren’t really votes...they could only afford her for the three weeks 😂— Dane (@dane_zone) February 13, 2020
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