Taraji P. Henson seemed to slam Ryan Seacrest while on the Oscars red carpet following his sexual misconduct accusations. However, the woman has now explained that it was not her intention and that her words were misunderstood. In fact, what she wanted to say was the exact opposite – that she supports him through it all!
As you probably know already, Ryan Seacrest was accused by his former stylist Suzie Hardy of sexually harassing her for years.
When the news appeared that he would still host the Oscars red carpet and interview the stars in attendance despite the scandal, some celebs allegedly planned to ignore his questions in protest.
It was also an opportunity for them to call him out on live TV and that is exactly what it looked like when it was time for Taraji P. Henson to speak to the Live! co-host.
‘You know, the universe has a way of taking care of the good people. You know what I mean?’ the woman said giving him a friendly nudge under the chin.
Holy shit Taraji just put a curse on Ryan Seacrest ? pic.twitter.com/GSknn3NozF
— Sara Jean Hughes (@sarajeanhughes) March 5, 2018
Most publications reported the interaction as her subtly slamming Seacrest.
However, soon after the encounter, Henson revealed that she had no intention of dissing him.
In fact, she explained that she only wanted to show him support!
According to her, the comment was completely ‘misconstrued’ as she was trying to tell him to ‘keep his chin up’ without bringing up the scandal.
Ryan took to social media soon after to say that he has ‘nothing but love’ for Henson.
We know that the TV star was really nervous in the days leading to the Oscars, but everything seemingly turned out alright in the end.
‘Ryan’s not felt this anxious since his first red carpet years ago. He has many close relationships in Hollywood, and he’s hoping that people will continue to treat him with the respect he’s always given to everyone he interviews on the red carpet,’ one insider previously dished.