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Wendy Williams Launches 'Save The Twinkie' Campaign (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/17/12 01:06 PM ET Updated: 01/17/12 01:06 PM ET

Wendy Williams is launching a campaign to save the Twinkie.

Hostess, the company that makes the Twinkie, filed for bankruptcy earlier in January. Williams was clearly distraught by the news.

In a new video, the television host compares the treat to the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle and the Grand Canyon, calling it "a golden symbol of the American dream." She rallied viewers to join her Facebook campaign to save the Twinkie.

"Let's fight to ensure that our children and our children's children get to experience the spongy cream-filled flavor of freedom!" she implored. Watch the spot in the clip above.

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Filed by Katherine Fung  |