Taraji P. Henson tried to have a “woke” second on social media which undoubtedly backfired in her face. The actress confronted backlash after she tried to check the general public’s remedy of R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein, however was shortly reminded that the purpose went over her head fully.
Taraji P. Henson shared a number of since-deleted posts on her Instagram Story evaluating the #MuteRKelly hashtag to the #MuteHarveyWeinstein hashtag. Many shortly reminded Henson that R. Kelly is a musician, thus making it possible to mute him whereas Weinstein is a movie government who sits behind the scenes. However, many additionally revealed that Weinstein is definitely dealing with costs for his alleged intercourse crimes whereas Kellz solely has a hashtag to date.
Henson took to Twitter shortly after dealing with backlash for her submit. “LET ME BE CLEAR R. KELLY IS GUILTY AND WRONG AND SHOULD BE MUTED PERIOD!!!!,” she wrote.
Henson undoubtedly acquired an amazing quantity of backlash for the submit, however there have been just a few others who have been a bit extra empathetic to the purpose she was making an attempt to make. One individual identified that Henson is an actress within the movie trade and the affect of Weinstein’s actions have extra of an affect on her than R. Kelly.
Henson’s feedback confronted comparable backlash to these of Erykah Badu who appeared to have defended Kellz at a live performance. Badu later took to Twitter to make clear her tweets, which additionally confronted public scrutiny. “I really like you. Unconditionally. That doesn’t imply I assist your poor decisions. I need therapeutic for you and anybody you may have harm on account of you being harm,” she wrote.