How you durrin’?
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon will give her first television sit-down interview to Wendy Williams, Variety reports. On Wednesday, April 4, the Sex and the City star turned politico will sit down with the Queen of Media to discuss her platform in running for governor.
According to Variety, though many people don’t usually think of Wendy when they think politics, the show’s 2 million-person audience is a huge get for Nixon, who needs more name recognition throughout the state. The show has a huge viewership in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, areas where response to Nixon’s bid is tepid.
“We win by getting her in front of voters, because we actually want them to see the real Cynthia,” Nixon’s campaign spokesperson Rebecca Katz said to Variety. “And that’s what we get with Wendy. Her viewers are a large and crucial part of the electorate, and her show reaches all corners of the state.”
Williams is also an icon in the LGBTQ communityjust look at how her gifs dominate LGBTQ Twitter. Despite her status in the community, several people in the community have called Williams out for her transphobic behavior. After VH1 tapped Williams to host VH1’s Drag Race viewing party during Season 9, former Drag Race contestant Detox, as well as host Michelle Visage, called Williams out for a past instance of transphobia on her show.
Nixon’s candidacy wasn’t popular among all LGBTQ people. Former NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn called Nixon an “unqualified lesbian,” which led to a conversation about Nixon’s bisexuality and, of course, some merch.
Nixon also has the endorsements of two of her Sex and the City co-starsSarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis.
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