Wendy Williams breaks down CRYING during TV show sharing concerns for meat packers working amid COVID-19 …and worries the food is ‘rotting’
Wendy Williams sobbed during her at-home show on Friday, as she told viewers that she was concerned for frontline workers are selflessly out there continuing their jobs despite the threat of COVID-19.
Williams, 55, cried as she talked specifically about those working in the meat packing industry, saying: “My heart goes out to all the meat plant workers. You are all the frontline workers feeding America.”
“I’m concerned for the meat packers. I’m concerned that the meat is rotting,” the TV host said, sobbing. “I’m concerned that people are working shoulder to shoulder. I’m concerned that the health care is not good.”
A lot on her plate: Wendy Williams broke down in tears on Friday when talking about the meat packing industry workers under threat from COVID-19
It’s clearly a personal subject for Wendy, as she revealed that her Aunt Liz worked at a planet in Burlington, New Jersey, and would often work grueling 12-hour shifts without proper protection.
“They were just these workers, who worked, and nobody cared,” she said.
Wendy’s meltdown comes after President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order declaring the food supply chain is critical infrastructure and order meat processing plants to remain open amid scares of a shortage.
Personal: The host revealed that her Aunt Liz worked at a planet in Burlington, New Jersey, and would often work grueling 12-hour shifts without proper protection.
Trump will use the Defense Production Act to order the plants to stay open, a person familiar with the order told DailyMail.com earlier this week, and the government will provide additional protective gear to the employees.
The president confirmed to reporters he would be signing an order late Tuesday.
‘We’re going to sign an executive order today, I believe,’ Trump said in the Oval office. ‘We’ll be in very good shape. We’re working with Tyson, one of the big companies in that world. We always work with the farmers.’
Concerning: Fans took to Twitter to ask if the 55-year-old was feeling OK
Sad: The host is currently filming her talk show from her home amid the current pandemic
‘There’s plenty of supply, it’s distribution,’ he added. ‘And we will probably have that today solved. It’s a very unique circumstance, because of liability.’
Earlier Tuesday Trump tried to calm mounting fears of a food crisis by telling Americans ‘there is no shortage of meat.’
Meanwhile, those watching Wendy on Friday took to Twitter to air their concerns about the star.
“She was legit crying about her aunt cutting her finger off at a meat plant like girllllll” one fan of the show wrote.