CBS/ET Canada/Youtube

Since allegedly farting on her live daytime television show, Wendy Williams has been embroiled in controversy: did she let one rip live on air or didn't she?

"Fartgate" has apparently gone straight to Ms. Williams' head because she took a considerable amount of time on a recent episode to debunk the claims.


"Fartgate" began as many online scandals do: from the keyboard of a shrewd television viewer that possesses both a Twitter account and far too much time on their hands.

The replies to the original tweet were a fart-fueled snowball. This became the toot heard round the world.


But was Williams truly the culprit?

She made a passionate case denying the charge on a recent episode.

How does she justify her tell-tale break wind lean, then?

"I don't lean over like this to release a fart. I'm leaning over like this because it's comfortable."
"If I sit [straight up] all the time it's heavy on my spine. I don't have the back. I'm not trying to get the back."

Wendy then proceeded to deconstruct her entire approach to flatulence.

"I barely fart. You know why? Because gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching."

Giphy

Williams then brings out John – whose role on Wendy's production team was left completely unmentioned.

This guy blamed the chemist guest Wendy had that day, who was allegedly setting up in the back during her "Hot Topics" portion of the show, where she gives hot takes on the celebrity news of the day.

John walked folks through a long-winded description of the properties of a substance known as "air gas."

"We were doing an experiment out here with a tank...and we didn't have the proper hose."
"It wasn't working and the air was just coming out and it was sputtering like somebody was farting."

Giphy

But it seems that the explanation didn't quite do the job.

YouTube viewers doubled down on the fart claim.


Tom N/Youtube


Tamara Magdalene/Youtube

This guy even ups the ante.

David Rivera/Youtube

Twitter didn't disappoint either.


Though it's not the first time a live TV fart made some waves.

California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell allegedly let one rip while firmly touting the case to impeach trump.

Internet sleuths gonna internet sleuth.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

There's nothing quite like staring at a beautiful sunset, especially when it's over the water. There's something so serene about it and I can't help but feel my spirits lift. Who doesn't love that? I was recently walking with a friend in Brooklyn and the view over the bridge was spectacular. I went home that night with a big smile on my face.

People told us all about the feelings they can't get enough of after Redditor finallyanurse asked the online community,

"What is a thing that is universally loved by all people?"
Keep reading... Show less

The longer one lives, the more they know this to be true: human life is fragile. Mortality is such a scary, crazy reality that we must prepare for on a day-to-day basis, as we could easily be here one day and gone the next.

But not all ways to go out are created equal. There are the things you can't control--like a stroke, or a health condition, or even an accident. But then there are the things you could have avoided doing but chose to do anyway, putting you and others around you in danger in the process.

Keep reading... Show less

Listen ... Sam Rockwell...

He's never going to read this article, but on the off-chance he does, I am totally open to him emailing me or sliding into the DMs.

I have nothing of any real importance to say, just that I've been weirdly obsessed since his indie movie days and I like the way he ... um ... makes words? And says them good? On a stage/set?

Keep reading... Show less
Francisco Andreotti/Unsplash

Nickelodeon was and is one of the most popular kids' channels. Starting in 1977, this channel has hosted popular cartoon shows like Spongebob Squarepants and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

We can't forget about iCarly, which just got a reboot bringing back out favorite characters but years later and updated to meet the changing times.

Since it's inception, Nickelodeon has expanded to have five different sister channels, movies, cruise ships, theme parks and hotels. But for most people who look back at the cartoons aren't thinking about those things.

They're thinking of the high quality, hilarious, and nostalgic shows they enjoyed as a kid. So, we wanted to know which of these shows are the best of the best.

Keep reading... Show less