Taraji P. Henson Pays Tribute To Oprah Winfrey after Her Interview on Pay Disparity With Gayle King Goes Viral

Image Credit: araji P. Henson/ Instagram

Taraji P. Henson has Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple E.D., to thank for helping her in the fight against pay disparity in the industry to be heard. The actress shared a heart-melting post tagging the media mogul. This comes after Henson’s interview proved the news.

Taraji P. Henson Talks Pay Disparity with Gayle King

During her appearance on SiriusXM, Taraji P. Henson unburdened her mind to King over pay disparity. The 53-year-old confessed that her pay has refused to commiserate with the job done for years. Sadly, this is a problem most women of color have complained about. While speaking to the interviewer and co-stars from her new movie, Danielle Brooks and Blitz Bazawule, she shared:

“I hear people go, ‘You work a lot.’ I have to. The math ain’t matching.Big bills come with what we do… The fact that we’re up here, there’s a whole entire team behind us. They have to get paid.”

Her reveal got cheers from fellow actresses, including Gabrielle Union, Viola Davis, and Keke Palmer. The woman made a repost while adding that her words were nothing but the bitter truth.

Taraji P. Henson Post Featuring Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey

Ahead of the release of The Color Purple, Henson hailed Oprah Winfrey, who stands as the executive producer of the new film. Two days after spitting out her reality with King, she took advantage of the throwback Thursday ritual and reflected on her relationship with Oprah.

The Empire star posted a friendly snap featuring her and the media mogul — smiling from ear to ear. Via the caption, Taraji P. Henson referenced Oprah Winfrey as one of her strongest support systems, especially on the pay disparity issue. Henson thanked the billionaire for coming through by different means, including encouragement and guidance.

The accompanying caption read:

“It is also imperative to have women of color in decision-making positions across ALL industries. She told me personally to reach out to her for ANYTHING I needed, and I did! It took ONE CALL… ONE CONVERSATION… and ONE DECISION MAKING BLACK WOMAN to make me feel heard.”

According to People, Henson once contemplated leaving the US because she got tired of using her strength. Fortunately for her, before the migration happened, one woman gave her some listening ears. The Color Purple, produced by Oprah Winfrey, has Henson playing Shug Abery. Its storyline is an adaptation of the first film produced in 1985. It is set to hit the cinemas on Christmas Day.

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