Taraji P. Henson Was Actually Supporting, Not Shading, Ryan Seacrest at Oscars

Gina Carbone

Actress Taraji P. Henson said fans "misconstrued" her comments on the Oscars 2018 red carpet. She wasn't shading E!'s Ryan Seacrest, she was "absolutely" supporting him.

Henson clarified the situation with People. The confusion started on Oscars Sunday when it seemed like many stars might pass up interviews with Seacrest due to the sexual harassment complaints against him by his former personal stylist.

Henson talked to Seacrest on the red carpet, but said this during her interview:

"The universe has a way of taking care of good people. [She touched him on the chin.] "You know what I mean?"

Many fans interpreted that as a shot at Seacrest, especially when her next interview was with Wendi McLendon-Covey on ABC, and she said, "I'm great now that I'm in *your* company."

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