(AllHipHop News) Taraji P. Henson is facing backlash after seemingly comparing R. Kelly to Harvey Weinstein.
The #MuteRKelly hashtag has been popular in recent months, with many people keen to stop the streaming of Kelly's music amid allegations of his sexual abuse of numerous women.
"Empire" star Taraji decided to look into the hashtag on her Instagram Story, and was confused as to why the #MuteRKelly hashtag had 30,000 posts associated with it, while #MuteHarvey and #MuteHarveyWeinstein had less than 20 posts.
Taraji expressed her confusion as to why Weinstein was receiving less hate than Kelly when they have both been accused of sexually abusing women.
Her followers were quick to explain the difference between the two hashtags, while some slammed her for taking it upon herself to defend Kelly.
After the situation was explained to Taraji, she took to Instagram again to clarify her stance on the controversial musician, writing:
"LET ME BE CLEAR R. KELLY IS GUILTY AND WRONG AND SHOULD BE MUTED PERIOD!!!!!"
Taraji has since deleted the controversial posts on her Instagram.
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to five counts of felony sexual assault and is free on $1 million bail.