Wendy Williams is known for being outrageously outspoken, but her most recent comment has caused a lot of anger, as it was about our beloved Joaquin Phoenix.

The TV show host cruelly mocked the actor's cleft lip scar, angering millions of people all over the world. And now, after days of backlash and abuse, she has finally responded.

Keep scrolling to see exactly what she had to say...

Wendy Williams is a talk show host, former radio DJ, actress, and author.

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Basically, this woman can do it all. She's been in the business for a long time.

She has a long history of working in radio...

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Williams has an incredibly charismatic personality, so it's no surprise she found success on the radio.

Her radio career spans back to the late '80s.

When she was eventually hired by a Philadelphia radio station, her candidness on the air helped the station jump in its rankings.

In 2001, Williams was hired fulltime in a syndicated time slot.

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And by 2008, she was syndicated in numerous markets, spanning across the United States, eventually making it into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

But Williams left her radio show in 2009...

It was time for her to focus completely on what would become her iconic talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.

The Wendy Williams Show has now been on the air for eleven years.

It first premiered in 2008 and has since become quite the daytime talk show, and if you're familiar with the show at all, you'll know that it has a legion of dedicated fans.

If you're looking for a show that has a pulse on trending topics and hot celebrity gossip, this is the talk show for you.

Not to mention that Williams is a hilarious host, so it's no surprise that the show has been on the air for some time.

But with her many pros...

Comes her many flaws.

Her lack of fear of holding back isn't always a good thing...

Who remembers the time when she said that nobody feels sorry for Meghan Markle? Now that was savage.

But Williams' most recent comments have certainly ruffled some feathers...

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In a recent episode of The Wendy Williams Show, she was discussing the recent backlash against Beyonce for not standing up during Joaquin Phoenix's Golden Globe win.

Williams rushed to Beyonce's defense...

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Purely for the reason that "nobody is Beyonce," which isn't the most valid of reasons.

She makes a comment about Phoenix, claiming that she doesn't even know who he is...

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But she then starts showering the actor with compliments in regards to his looks, talking about how good looking he is.

This is when things take a turn for the worst...

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While gushing over his handsome and "striking" looks, Williams goes on to mention his cleft lip - all whilst mimicking it.

"I find it to be very attractive..."

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She poses with her finger pushing her lip up for a painful 10 seconds while the audience nervously laughs. Not cool, Wendy.

But what exactly is a cleft lip?

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A cleft lip is an opening or split in the upper lip that occurs when developing facial structures in an unborn baby don't close completely.

It is believed that Phoenix was born with a "microform" cleft...

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Which is a mild form of cleft that often doesn’t require surgery, but which leaves a small groove in the upper lip, according to the Cleft Lip and Palate Association.

People are not happy.

Many have found William's mockery to be offensive and disrespectful to people who have cleft lips.

A cleft lip is something not to be made fun of.

Many people on Twitter have been sharing their experiences with the disfigurement and they have outlined how many people with cleft lips grow up feeling insecure and self-conscious about their appearance.

Cleft lips require surgery...

And a young child recovering from painful surgery also isn't something to make fun of.

It seems that Wendy can't take this one back...

She may have taken it too far this time.

Watch the full episode here...

It makes for some seriously uncomfortable viewing.

The backlash has been staggering.

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And, after days of relentless abuse online, Wendy has finally apologized for her actions.

But, strangely enough...

Her apology wasn't aimed at Joaquin Pheonix.

She apologized to someone else entirely...

The Canadian League Winnipeg Blue Bombers football linebacker, Adam Bighill, was one of the first celebrities to slam the TV show host.

The topic is very close to home for the sportsman...

Bighill himself was born with the condition, and his son, Beau, also suffers from a cleft palate. He recently shared a photo of his son shortly before his reconstructive surgery. "Today is Beau’s big day. He is getting his lip repaired today in Winnipeg by the fantastic Dr. Ross. Thanks to everyone who has reached out, and in advance, thanks for any of your well wishes for Beau."

Bighill was completely disgusted by her actions...

And, since the show aired, has called for an apology every single day on Twitter.

And his persistence has finally paid off...

Because Wendy took to Twitter to formally apologize, as well as announce her donation to various cleft charities. "We’re thinking about Beau today as he is in surgery. I want to apologize to the cleft community and in Beau’s honor, our show is donating to @operationsmile and @AmerCleftPalate and encourage our Wendy Watchers to learn more and help support the cleft community."

The footballer has thanked Wendy for her apology and donation.

"Thank you @WendyWilliams for your apology, your donation, and for thinking of Beau today for his surgery. I forgive you, and I encourage others to as well."

Though not everyone was too impressed with her gesture...

Pop music icon, Cher, shared a photo of the incident, writing, "DOES AN APOLOGY MAKE UP FOR THIS."

But we all need to remember who the real victim here is...

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Joaquin was the one who was cruelly mocked and humiliated on television for millions to see, and we are yet to hear anything from the actor. But, despite this horrendous incident, Joaquin has had a tremendous year. Keep scrolling to read more...