SMH: TV Guide Fires Back at Taraji Saying, “We Never Intended For You To Be On Our Cover!”


Taraji P. Henson’s recent comment on being excluded from the current “Person of Interst” promo did not fall on deaf ears. TV Guide, who opted not to have the Emmy nominated actress on the cover with the other cast members explained their editorial reasoning in an interview with Debra Birnbaum, the Editor-in-Chief of TV Guide Magazine and explained:

“I made an editorial decision to do a story about the relationship between the two male characters on ‘Person of Interest’ and that’s who I was going to put on the cover. That has been my decision all along, ever since I saw the pilot. We’re certainly fans of Taraji Henson and her storyline on the show was never intended to be the focus of our cover story. I don’t know where there was a misunderstanding about this, but it’s been clear to everyone from the start. I don’t make decisions on who is put and not put on the cover based on race or gender.

“This week’s cover September 26 issue features the three stars of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ — Minka Kelly, Annie Illonzeh and Rachael Taylor. We are not pursuing a cover of ‘Person of Interest’ at this time.”

Wow. As reported by MSDTV, Taraji had taken to her Facebook page yesterday to rant about being purposely left out of TV Guide’s cover shot, as she is the leading lady in her new show. Now it seems like TV Guide has shown their true feelings about Taraji – she’s basically a non-factor to them. SMH.

Of course MSDTV will keep you posted so stay tuned..