|Actress Taraji P Henson had to own up to the Glendale Police after she accused them of rousing her son.|
Taraji P Henson is on fire. Her breakout role as Cookie Lyon in the hit series Empire has made her a household name.
Henson's rise to fame came from the her feature role in Hustle & Flow, with fellow actor Terrance Howard. They both are the stars of the Lee Daniels' musical drama.
Henson is also a mother. Her son is always a top priority. Henson praises her son regardless.
But something came into the news this past week and it's sparked some major controversy.
Henson claimed that her 20 year old son (Marcel Johnson) had been racially profiled by police and that his car had been illegally searched during a traffic stop on October 18, 2014 in Glendale, California.
In the beginning, Henson felt the law was harassing her son for being Black. Her son dropped out of the University of Southern California to attend Howard in her hometown of Washington, DC.
Henson told the junk food media, that who could you trust in this world, if a young Black man minding his business is harassed by the police.
Well the folks over at the Los Angeles Times wanted to obtain proof of this incident. They got some proof and then some.
A video obtained by the Times showed that Johnson had driven through a lighted crosswalk while a pedestrian was crossing, that he had given verbal consent to search his vehicle, that he had admitted to smoking marijuana two hours before going behind the wheel, and that hash oil, marijuana, and a knife were found inside his car.
Henson immediately suspended her social media profiles. She went on to apologize for overreacting and for making unsubstantiated claims, Henson said in an Instagram message that, "A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's. I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department."
Henson's apology was heartfelt. But unfortunately to the racist right, they will continue to denounce the BlackLivesMatter movement. They will now attack her for sparking "racial outrage" over nothing.
The racist right will place her in the box where they often hold President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Rev. Perm and Cut His Nut Off Jackson in.