Taraji P. Henson Clarifies She Did Not “Throw Shade” at Ryan Seacrest at The Oscars

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The Internet have decided that Ryan Seacrest is guilty and every celebrity talking to him is throwing shade.

The latest celebrity to allegedly vilify him? Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” fame.

During an interview at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, Seacrest, who is currently embroiled in a sexual misconduct allegation, approached the 47-year old actress and then dropped this bombshell, “The universe has a way of taking care of taking care of good people, you know what I mean?”

Afterwards, Henson then flicked the host on the chin, which prompted the Internet to construe it as a threat that Seacrest will get his reckoning for the alleged sex misconduct he did, as reported by Yahoo! News.

And to further shake things up, the moment Henson was interviewed by another, she immediately said, “I’m great now that I’m in your company.”

All seems very believable, except Henson herself said that her comments and actions were “misconstrued.”

In an interview with People, the actress clarified that she’s actually on Seacrest’s side and said, “I did it to keep his chin up. It’s an awkward position to be in. He’s been cleared but anyone can say anything.”

To directly clarify things, the award-winning actress was asked point-blank if she supports the famous host, and offered a short, but clear reply – “absolutely.”

Later on, Seacrest tweeted her acknowledgement of Henson’s support, which said “nothing but love for my friend @TherealTaraji. Thanks for hanging out with us on the #ERedCarpet! #Oscars.”

In fact, many users even shared the video of how the exchange between Henson and Seacrest ended, and it seemed that the two is really in a good spirits.

So it seems, like most of the time, something happened, and the Internet was up and ready to blow things up. The moral lesson here is, watch the whole damn thing before reacting.

Roemart Tamayo

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