Wendy Williams, who is no stranger to mispronouncing names, just committed the same mistake with Nicole Scherzinger.
Wendy couldn't pronounce the Pussycat Dolls singer's name during The Wendy Williams Show, overcomplicating it by adding "berger" to the end of her name. That's right – she called her Nicole Scherzingberger (or is it Schershingberger?). Watch a clip and hear it for yourself below.
Wendy calling Nicole Scherzinger “Schershingberger” will get me through the week. pic.twitter.com/vUj09BmJDC— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) December 4, 2019
Remember, this is the same talk show host who said "Dula Peep" instead of Dua Lipa. Despite talking about celebrities and pop culture every day, she can't keep her pronunciations straight!
The reactions to Wendy's mistake were mixed. While some found it to be a funny Wendy-ism, others thought it's insulting to Nicole, who's even been on the show previously. And in fact, Wendy has been saying Nicole's name wrong for years, according to these tweets!
When Wendy Williams calls Nicole Scherzinger "Nicole Slushingburger"— Self Titled Inyo. (@_Inyo_) May 14, 2016
TAKES ME OUT 😩
why is wendy still calling nicole scherzinger nicole schershenburger— fallen alien (@leotheegemini) October 22, 2019
It bugs me that wendy williams always butchers Nicole Sherzinger's name just for laughs it was funny when she did it the first time but she was corrected and Nicole has even been on her show and told her the correct way of saying it but she still says it wrong smh— K.C Chandler (@GQSEXCY) December 4, 2019
We got a good laugh about it, and wonder if Wendy is even being serious at this point. Either way, it's all innocent fun, right?!