Taraji P. Henson Explains Comment About Dating Outside Her Culture

The actress tells single women to "broaden your spectrum."

Posted: 04/23/2014 12:24 PM EDT
Taraji P. Henson

When Taraji P. Henson said she was starting to tap into the overseas dating pool during a recent visit to The Wendy Williams Show, critics came swooping in to say the actress was practically hating on Black men.

"I'm dating. I can't say that I'm done totally with American men, but I am very excited about my finds over [in Europe]," she told Williams. "I think there is a cultural difference with men from other countries. They are not as bitter and jaded and closed up as a lot of the men here. I'm not saying all men. I can't say that I'm done with American men, I'll never say that."

Now Henson has come forward to explain that she didn't mean that she's no longer interested in Black men.

"I was misquoted. They [media] said I was done with Black men," she told HipHollywood. "I have a Black son, what are you saying, what does that mean?"

"I said that I have started dating other cultures, so it was a celebration of other cultures and not a put down of my own. That's stupid. Why would I say I'm done with Black men? That's dumb," she said before offering a bit of dating advice to single women.

"Broaden your spectrum."


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