Taraji P. Henson is under fire after she made a video that suggested of support for R.Kelly.

Taraji P. Henson is under fire after she the media hashtag backlash and response surrounding the sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.

In an Instagram story posted by Henson she questioned why Kelly was being slammed more than Weinstein, and Twitter users were not happy about her argument to say the least.

In a series of videos she shared, first of her looking up the hashtag and fan pages under “Mute R. Kelly.” To no surprise, she found a handful of pages advocating for the complete dismissal of R. Kelly.

She then searched for similar tags and pages for Weinstein, but saw only 29 hashtag. She also looked up pages under his full name but found nothing.

Henson then shared an emoji along with a simple “hmmm.” The message suggested that she was confused as to why Weinstein and Kelly – both of whom have been accused of sexually abusing dozens of women through their career – were not receiving the same backlash. It appeared her argument regarding the discrepancy might have something to do with race.

Meanwhile Taraji has responded through her twitter account.


Twitter users were not persuaded by Henson’s thesis

Dream Hampton promptly responded to Henson’s story, saying

“No idea why Taraji Henson wouldn’t know that there are not one, but two projects abt Harvey Weinstein. But this is an oft-invoked deflection. While I care abt the Hollywood stars Weinstein abused, I care more abt Asante, Kitty, Jerhona, Lisette, Azriel & Joy & others, even more. Asante, Kitty, Jerhona, Lisette, Azriel & Joy & others, even more”

While there may not be pages about muting Weinstein on Instagram, the Hollywood mogul is facing consequences for his heinous actions. Weinstein was forced to step down from his company, and he was arrested in May 2018 and charged with “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.” He later made bail but was mandated to surrender his passport and wear an ankle monitor.

Check out the Twitter reactions to Taraji P. Henson’s comments below.

1. Why would “Mute” apply to people who aren’t in the music industry?
2. Weinstein has several documentaries coming about his allegations.
3. Weinstein is also going to trial over his allegations.
4. Between Taraji and Erykah “What Men Want” is a no go.

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“What people like little Ms.Taraji P Henson fail to realize is that no one really sided with Weinstein when the allegations came out. We started a mute movement for R. Kelly because so many people like her are defending him.”

“Harvey Weinstein has been booked, charged, etc. the purpose of #MuteRKelly is to silence his music. For him to be held accountable for his actions. I really need taraji to know better. Unbelievable.”

“All of this Auntie Outrage over R. Kelly’s “downfall” is so dishonest anyway bc Taraji & Erykah & the rest don’t care about Weinstein. They just want R. Kelly to be able to step in the name of pedophilia at his leisure bc part of them blame his victims but I’m being too loud.”

Erykah Badu reduced R.Kelly’s crimes to “poor choices”. Taraji P. Henson made a false equivalency between him and Harvey Weinstein. The aunties are really exposing their internalized misogynoir, and I can’t deal. Black girls deserve better.

“Why is it lately that black women (the older ones like Taraji’s age) seem to be up in arms to defend R Kelly? Dumb old b*tches it’s not a racial attack because he’s black, and comparing him to white men does nothing except show that they ALL need to be arrested… clowns”

“I wanna have a conversation about women Taraji’s/Erykah’s age and their obsession with “being a man’s peace/shield/sponge because society brings them down enough” but I’ve already hit my 1 thread a day limit.”

So Taraji really gone act like Harvey Weinstein doesn’t currently have a case against him, expulsion from The Academy, and lost his company? While R. Kelly had whole ass hostages for like 5 years? Ok.

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