The moment soon went viral with people equally grossed out and amused at the clip.
However, Wendy has tried to claim that the story is not true, coming up with an elaborate explanation as to why a parp-like sound could be heard on her show.
Dedicating a whole five-minutes of the most recent episode of her chat show to what she dubbed “fartgate”, Wendy insisted that she has “never” broken wind while on air, as she “barely farts”.
In her words:
I don’t lean over like this to release a fart, I lean over like this because it’s comfortable. If I sit [straight up] all the time, it’s heavy on my spine. I like to release my hips and lean. I’ve been doing this for 11 years on this show. You know, I do a lot here on this show … I shift my weight or I belch or rub my teeth … [but] I have never done that once on the show. As a matter of fact, I barely fart. You know why? Gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching because all I do is talk.
One of the show’s crew came forward to give an explanation and he said:
We were filling up a fish tank backstage and we didn’t have the proper hose. Air was just coming out and it was sputtering like someone was farting. So that’s what it was. It wasn’t Wendy!
However, despite all these explanations, people have refused to believe Wendy did not fart on stage.