Taraji P Henson, author of, ‘Around The Way Girl’, is presently in South Africa to join FOX and DSTV on a local tour to promote the third season of the popular TV show, Empire, and couldn’t help but share her delight.
Just like every lover of black culture, Taraji shared an image with the quote, “Her hair defies gravity, her skin absorbs sunlight”.
The 45 year-old announced her presence in South Africa, “#Mood #SouthAfrica #TheMotherLand #BlackIsFuckinBeautiful #ProudBlackWoman right here. They tried to bury us and erase our history #IMPOSSIBLE ?????.”
One user, ‘damien’, dropped a comment tagging her a black racist.
He wrote, “all women are beautiful, not just black women. Empower beauty in all women, not just your race #blackracist.”
Taraji wouldn’t tolerate such disrespect as she clapped back. She began with, “#ShutUpDora and go somewhere and be proud of who you are. What does celebrating my black beauty have to do with being a racist? “You are ignorant and clueless. Maybe chill on the steroids.”
Repping her Cookie character, Taraji continued, “It’s affecting your small lil pea brain! FOH CHUMP!! BTW you label yourself King (sad emoji) True Kings Don’t get in their feelings Kaweens Do #BYEBITCH.”
Grand clap back or nah?
Meanwhile, Taraji P Henson will be honored at the 2016 Women in Film Crystal & Lucy Awards at the annual benefit gala for her role in advocating for gender parity for women throughout the industry.
Famous for her character as Cookie Lyon on Fox’s “Empire”, the Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actress will be awarded the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television on June 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
This year’s theme, “Designing Change” will highlight the organization’s year-round commitment to design and promote initiatives that will continue to increase opportunities for women on and off screen, sources confirmed.