The Daily Grind Video

Taraji P. Henson is pissed and rightfully so. TV Guide did a story on her new show, Persons Of Interest in which she is the female lead, yet put her two white male counterparts Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson on the cover of the magazine. 

NEW VIDEO: Tyrese Proposes To Taraji

Taraji took to her Facebook to voice her opinion saying: 

“WOW!!!! TV Guide is NOT including me on the cover with my cast members [sic]……..I am the female lead of a 3 member cast and I’m not included on the cover!!!!!! Do you see the [expletive] I have to deal with in this business…..I cram to understand!!!!”

Taraji has since deleted the post, but TV Guide’s Editor-In-Chief, Debra Birnbaum, did not back down and told

“I made an editorial decision to do a story about the relationship between the two male characters on ‘Persons of Interest’ and that’s who I was going to put on the cover,” Birnbaum tells TooFab exclusively. “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.”

We truly respect TV Guide’s decision not to put Taraji on the cover but, come on, you wouldn’t take two of your three kids to the zoo, while bringing the other one along for the ride! 

What do you think of TV Guide’s decision to leave Taraji off the cover?