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Taraji P. Henson on Political Correctness: 'It's Bullsh*t!'

Taraji P. Henson on Political Correctness: 'It's Bullsh*t!'

Taraji P. Henson is so fierce in this feature for Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Empire star had to share with the mag:

On her favorite Empire outfit so far:Alaïa black catsuit, hands down. I’ve even worn some of my own stuff, like my Balmain leather. I have to meet [Balmain designer] Olivier Rousteing; I need to be his friend.”

On modeling Cookie after her late father: “He had no buffer. He spoke the truth. It’s heroic because in this society we have been trained to be politically correct. Political correctness is bullsh*t. If I ask you a question right now, the first thing that comes in your mind is the truth. But we’ve all be been trained to breathe, digest the question, and manipulate the answer. Cookie doesn’t do that.”

On her personal style: “It took me a while to get on the chic bus. I was coming from the era of Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige, you know, ghetto fabulous. I came from nothing, I was deprived all my life, so when you get money, you go big!”

On what she looks for in a man: “He is funny, has personality; he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He need to be confident in who he is, confident to let me be who I am. And let me shine, you know? My life is only going to enhance his light.”

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Credit: Michael Avedon/Harper's Bazaar
Posted to: Magazine, Taraji P. Henson

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  • forrest gump

    crossing a Bulldog with a Shimizu dog?

  • sheridine

    love her!

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    She’s right that Political Correctness is not a truth, but what first came to your mind can be not a truth either.

  • Will

    Political correctness is BS until someone says something about blacks to her then all of a sudden political correctness is the only truth.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Everything has a purpose in life.. even political correctness in times.. mad ignorant if you ask me.

  • VestaNCanales