Empire star Taraji P. Henson put gay bashing rappers in their place with a few choice words.
Henson, who won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role on Empire, took aim at homophobic rappers (and others) who bash the gay-themed musical soap opera.
"We ignore that. That's nonsense and that's fear, so we understand where that's coming from, so there's nothing to comment on that," she said. Taraji touted 'Empire's slipping ratings, saying "The numbers speak for themselves." Yes, the numbers took a nosedive the entire season. The final episode saw the lowest ratings since the premiere episode of season 1.
While acknowledging the discomfort felt by many viewers who aren't down with the Gay Agenda, Taraji said the show advocates for gay teens who struggle with their sexual identities.
"People are dealing with this, it's not a joke, that's why it's in the script. It's not for show, it's not for sensationalism. It's because people are struggling with this. And that's why we shed light on it. You can't make everybody happy, we don't try to. We just try to touch and affect lives and I think we have."
As for the rappers who slam the show's homosexual agenda, Taraji said, "We're always going to have haters, so here's to all my haters! I'll send you cookies, thanks."
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