Video Shows Kerry Washington Did NOT Refuse To Greet Oprah


Whew! One factor about social media: generally people will take a brief clip and run with it! Well, that’s precisely what occurred to Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey following the NAACP Image Awards.

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Video Shows Kerry Washington Did NOT Refuse To Greet Oprah
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 16: (L-R) Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Kerry Washington attend the fifty fifth NAACP Image Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on March 16, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET)

How Did The Kerry & Oprah Beef Rumors Start?

Folks have been side-eyeing the connection between these two GREATS after BET shared a clip of Kerry interacting with Tyler Perry on the occasion’s purple carpet. The 18-second video begins with Kerry and Tyler sharing a hug whereas Oprah holds a dialog with somebody off-camera close by.

When a photographer requested a gaggle picture, Kerry Washington moved to face on one facet of Tyler whereas Oprah stood on the opposite. However, the video seemingly exhibits Kerry “ignoring” a faucet from Winfrey on her shoulder. After they posed for a couple of pictures, Winfrey once more reached out and tapped the facet of Washington’s leg, seemingly saying goodbye earlier than strolling off.


Oprah, @Kerry Washington, and #TylerPerry multi function shot. This second will go down in #NAACPImageAwards historical past. 🤩

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Given that Kerry didn’t acknowledge any of the faucets, a primary impression of the clip may be that Washington was swerving the TV mogul. Social media wasted no time drawing that conclusion within the TikTookay publish’s remark part. By Monday, the 18-second clip was throughout X (previously Twitter) after accumulating over 200,000 views and greater than 380 feedback on TikTookay.

Peep a few of the “beef” narratives under.

On TikTookay, @jasminecaldwell24 wrote, “PEEP KERRY DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE OPRAH. She knows something.” 

@favorti3wolf added, “She tried to touch Kerry shoulder then her leg pls leave that lady alone she saw you d**n.” 

Meanwhile, some attributed Kerry’s habits (which was later confirmed to be nothing) to her being associates with Taraji P. Henson. As beforehand reported, Taraji went viral a number of months in the past after talking out about pay disparity for Black ladies in Hollywood and her experiences on the set of ‘The Color Purple.’

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@imwithgodru703 wrote, “I felt a little tension between Oprah and Kerry ….Kerry must be team Taraji.” 

@bluestaff15 added, Kerry and Taraji are sisters, Oprah could never break that bond.”

SIKE! Ain’t No Beef With These Two Women

But, it appears like this time, all of the rumors are NOT true. That first 18-second clip didn’t present the interplay Oprah and Kerry really had, which included a lot of love! To clear the air, BET took to TikTookay on Monday with a second clip.

This time, in 16 seconds, we see Kerry eagerly stroll as much as Oprah with an enormous smile on her face. In reality, the ladies embraced and laughed collectively earlier than Kerry hugged and greeted Tyler Perry.  Washington additionally congratulated Oprah on all of the love ‘The Color Purple’ acquired on the award present.

So, we are able to put this one to relaxation, social media detectives. Ain’t no beef right here! Just a clip minimize a lil’ too brief. Happy Women’s History Month y’all!

Watch the earlier than and after interactions under. 


Replying to @ashbash We cherished it, and that good power between @Kerry Washington and Oprah. #NAACPImageAwards

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