Wendy Williams
The US talk show host insists that she doesn't care about the backlash her Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B biopic faced.Tumblr

She polarised fans in 2015 with some outlandish statements and now US talk show host Wendy Williams is attracting fresh controversy. The 51-year-old TV personality has provoked online outrage after criticising women for breastfeeding when their "fun bags" are meant for sexual pleasure.

Williams went toe-to-toe with her guest Alyssa Milano about the divisive issue of breastfeeding in public after the actress appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to discuss life as a mother-of-two. After she opened up about the backlash that she faced for posting snaps of her breastfeeding her daughter on Instagram, Williams admitted that she too could not support the breastfeeding movement.

"They are more sexual than a feeding thing and I don't know why I feel this way. I'm a mom but breastfeeding is only a particular amount of time – the rest of your life your breasts are sexual things," she said.

The former Dancing With The Stars contestant even went as far as to say that she would rather see breasts be sexualized by female celebrities in revealing outfits that watch a woman breastfeed her child in public. "I don't need to see that," she said causing Milano to gasp in shock. "It makes me very uncomfortable".

When quizzed about her own experience as a mother, Williams admitted that she only breastfed her son for two weeks because he was "too ravenous".

Milano interjected to remind her that biologically breasts were not intended as sexual playthings and that there was "a whole village" of women who understood that the act was very normal. To drive home her point, she told Williams that had her 16-month-old daughter been on the show with her she would have breastfeed her live on air.

Williams comments have generated a strong response from members of the online community as well as advocates for breastfeeding. While some accused her of being intentionally provocative, others claimed that she was using her platform to perpetuate a false taboo.

"Sorry to say but Wendy has proven time and time again that she is a complete and utter IDIOT! I don't understand people and why they feel breastfeeding is such a negative," one commentator said.

Another added: "I so agree. I cannot believe this came out of her mouth. Breast milk is the most important substance a baby can get. Why sexualize such a beautiful act? It is disturbing. I swear, Imma stop supporting these clowns."

Watch debate from 4.40 mark: