Just a few days ago it was Erykah Badu and now it’s Taraji P. Henson. The Oscar nominee wrongfully compared Harvey Weinstein to R. Kelly.
The Oscar nominee posted a video on her Instagram Live of comparing the #MuteRKelly hashtag to #MuteHarveyWeinstein. Of course, the R. Kelly hashtag had more posts because #MuteRKelly was a movement and, well, Harey Weinstein isn’t a singer so there is nothing to mute. Either way, the comparison is another false equalivency because they are both trash and should both be behind bars — however, only one person is currently on trial — Harvey Weinstein. See Taraji’s video below.
Dream Hampton, executive producer of “Surviving R. Kelly,” posted “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.”
She also added, “Plus, you don’t really care about Weinstein, you just want silence around R. Kelly. Taraji, like me, is from the generation whose job it was to deal with R. Kelly 20 years ago. We didn’t and countless girls were harmed because of our inaction. So I made
She closed with, “Finally, Taraji will be glad to know that while people are using a hashtag begun by Black women–
@SuiteLadyOro & @LegisEmpress–who’ve been strategic & clear with their demands, enough ppl support R Kelly to make him chart. Which I found heartbreaking.”
“Surviving R. Kelly” premiered earlier this month on the Lifetime channel and all aspects of the explosive docuseries trended all over social media. The docu-series gave detailed accounts from people in Kelly’s circle, including the singer’s brother, Bruce, who said Kelly had a “preference” for young women and singer Sparkle (the aunt of the 14-year-old in the sex tape) who testified against him in court and countless journalists.
R. Kelly’s own daughter, Buku Abi, reacted to the docuseries by calling him a monster, “The same monster you all confronting me about is my father. I am well aware of who and what he is. I grew up in that house. My choice to not speak on him and what he does is for my peace of mind. My emotional state. And for MY healing. I have to do & move in a manner that is best for me. I pray anyone who reads this understands I put nothing but good intent behind each word.”
Taraji is getting hit hard on Twitter, see below:
Lord. Taraji is on InstaStory comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein, as if R. Kelly is being treated unfairly.— jarrett hill (working title) (@JarrettHill) January 22, 2019
What is life? 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏿♂️
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?— where da hood niggas at (@JennE_Penny) 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
*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
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. pic.twitter.com/ljU4IZVcp6— big debt energy (@laurenges) 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.
Erykah already did her part to stir the timeline, guess it's Taraji's turn 💅🏿— Obdurate Good Faith (@LiveNudeJulia) January 22, 2019
My hot take assumption: the Whaat Men Want movie tested poorly, and saying controversial shit with 2 weeks left to the premiere gives them time to "redeem" in time for opening weekend