At Sunday night's Oscars, the rich and beautiful — surrounded by armed guards — lectured Middle Americans about gun control, slammed Republicans, and virtue-signaled about diversity and sexual misconduct. I believe they handed out some awards, too.
One of the much ballyhooed moments at the Woke award show was when actress Taraji P. Henson allegedly threw "serious shade" at E! News correspondent Ryan Seacrest, who was recently accused of sexual misconduct by former stylist Suzie Hardy.
"The universe has a way of taking care of good people," Henson said to Seacrest during a red carpet interview. "You know what I mean?" she added, touching his chin.
The Left went insane, branding the interaction as some powerful #MeToo moment.
Except Henson wasn't throwing "shade" at all. She was actually supporting Seacrest from what she seemingly believes are false allegations of sexual misconduct — a break from the all-women-must-be-believed #MeToo narrative.
"I did it to keep his chin up," the "Empire" star explained to PEOPLE magazine. "It’s an awkward position to be in. He’s been cleared but anyone can say anything."
A lawyer for Hardy first notified Seacrest of the allegations against him in November, which he fully denied. One of his employers, E! News, then launched an investigation into the matter and found that there was "insufficient evidence" to support the accuser's claims. In other words, he was cleared by the network and no criminal charges have been filed; all that remains, as of now, are unsubstantiated allegations.
Although Hollywood stars are superficially wearing all black, "Time's Up" pins, or using #MeToo hashtags to show their goodness, the dangerous excesses of the movement (including the presumption of guilt and the demonization of men over a mere allegation) are not going unnoticed.