Taraji P. Henson has been around long enough to know that R. Kelly’s history is mad questionable and that the recent Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly impacted that fact. The longtime actress weakly caped for Kelly by comparing his scandals to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the dragging has been exquisite.
The actress took to Instagram to show off a story listing all the #MuteRKelly pages on the social media network, and then made a search for #MuteHarveyWeinstein in a bid to silence the heat on Kelly.
Swiftly, the docu-series producer dream hampton and many others learned Ms. Henson about how loud and wrong she was in the fact folks have most definitely canceled Weinstein on many levels and he’s actually on trial for the crimes he allegedly committed.
What we’re trying to figure out is if Taraji didn’t see how fellow Kelly Kaper Erykah Badu got snatched up by the headwrap for her comments.
It has been quite a long night for Henson after her social media goof, and we’ve collected the best responses online we could find.
Cookie Lyin’: Taraji P. Henson Capes For R. Kelly, Twitter Drags Her By The Faux Fur was originally published on hiphopwired.com
NO part of your career is worth defending R. Kelly. He should be muted and canceled. Period. People love to forget that Weinstein is on trial. One of these days we are going to stop using what white people can get away with as our standard of justice and humanity.— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) January 22, 2019
*sigh*— Aretha's Casket Pumps (@Nothinbuttreble) January 22, 2019
well let's not forget that Taraji let Lee Daniels put her in a monkey suit in a cage that descended from the sky...
Today's events should not surprise us. pic.twitter.com/sd9rj4hPKw
On the matter of Taraji P Henson, I would just like for everyone to please respect my privacy at this time. My queen is failing.— the white man Bon Iver (@MajorPhilebrity) January 22, 2019
Taraji 🙄 first the fuck of all “muteweinstein” wouldnt be a thing because he isnt on the radio or being booked to do music. His company was taken away so he has already been taken care of career wise. Yall love having movies coming out & doing stupid shit RIGHT before.— Sire (@SireLeoLamar) January 22, 2019
Lord. Taraji is on InstaStory comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein, as if R. Kelly is being treated unfairly.— jarrett hill (@JarrettHill) January 22, 2019
What is life? 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏿♂️
Taraji wondering why we don't have a mute hashtag for someone that's already muted pic.twitter.com/OLd9KcxWkE— Young and Pruned (@Suite_Tea) January 22, 2019
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.— ON DA HIP HIP HOPPA 🇵🇷 (@_ItsMarisWorld_) January 22, 2019
Not sure what Taraji is getting at but...— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) January 22, 2019
Being mad that white sexual predators aren't being "muted" like Black ones is not a hill to die on.
Furthermore, the "mute" is bc RK is a musician. Oh, and Weinstein is on trial. Hold ALL abusers accountable.
Taraji. Taraji. I don’t understand why y’all older black folk do this every time. The “absence” of outrage in YOUR bubble, doesn’t mean it does not exist. Weinstein is literally on trial as we speak. Which is more than we’ll ever get for R. Kelly. Why the hell would you do this?— bald head hoe shit (@JennE_Penny) January 22, 2019
1. Why would “Mute” apply to people who aren’t in the music industry?— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) January 22, 2019
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.