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Taraji P Henson gets dragged after comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein

Claudine Varela
Jan 24, 2019
11:41 A.M.
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Taraji P Henson has been slammed for her ignorance after she asked a question in relation to R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein. The actress has since deleted her post and responded with a clarification.

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Taraji P Henson got quite a mouthful from fans who were irked by her recent comment comparing Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly.

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In an Instagram story clip, Henson wondered why a search of the hashtag #MuteRKelly produced numerous results while a #MuteWeinstein or #MuteHarveyWeinstein came up short.

The #MuteRKelly hashtag was a response to the release of the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” which brought to light the abuses the singer allegedly inflicted on several women who came forward in the film.

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Henson seemed to question in her post why Weinstein didn’t get the same #Mute reaction as Kelly. This prompted fans to rain down on her and educate her about the #MuteRKelly movement. A user who goes by the handle M’BlockU enumerated the reasons why her question was illogical.

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More tweets chimed in slamming the star for her ignorance.

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Even “Surviving R. Kelly” showrunner Dream Hampton put in her two cents.

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Taraji’s controversial post has since been deleted and the star who took quite a beating made sure to clarify one thing so there’s no more confusion.

"LET ME BE CLEAR R. KELLY IS GUILTY AND WRONG AND SHOULD BE MUTED PERIOD!!!!!"

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For those whose memory is lost on Weinstein, the film producer was arrested in May 2018 for charges of rape and other sex-related crimes. He was forced to step down as CEO of his own company due to the backlash he received. The #MeToo movement was spawned by the scandal along with #TimesUp.

Weinstein posted bail and is now free as he awaits his trial in May. He pled not guilty to five counts of felony sexual assault. His pre-trial conference is scheduled on March 7.

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