Uh oh…looks like Taraji P. Henson is coming in on the wrong side of the R. Kelly controversy. In a video she posted in her Instagram Story, she seemed to compare his sexual abuse scandals to Harvey Weinstein’s situation
The video shows Taraji’s phone with the words, “Checking on these #mute for a friend.” After she types #mute into her IG search, several pages dedicated to the #MuteRKelly movement come up. She then searched for #MuteWeinstein and #MuteHarveyWeinstein pages and found about 29 posts. You can see it on the right.
The Twitterverse went left over what seemed to be Henson’s defense of the embattled singer. Even Dream Hampton – the executive producer of “Surviving R. Kelly” – took her to task. “You don’t really care about Weinstein. You just want silence around R. Kelly,” she said. “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 #SurvivingRKellly.”