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‘Empire’ Star Sorry for Racism Comments

Empire actress Taraji P. Henson issued a public apology Friday after accusing a Glendale police officer of racially profiling her son at a traffic stoplight. “I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother’s job is not easy and neither is a police officer’s,” she posted on Instagram. “Sometimes as humans we over react without gathering all of the facts. As a mother in this case I overreacted and for that I apologize. Thank you to the officer for being kind to my son.” Video footage of the traffic stop showed Henson’s 20-year-old son driving through a crosswalk while a pedestrian was passing.