According to Lee Daniels, the entire purpose of his show Empire is to “bring America together”, and in a way, he kind achieved that by casting Jussie Smollett in the role of Jamal Lyon. Had Jussie not become a TV “star”, it probably wouldn’t have had the same impact when he allegedly orchestrated a phony hate crime against himself, thus creating a common enemy for Americans to despise. So good job, Lee! But sadly, the unification of America came at a cost. Lee says that the Jussie ordeal has been a real bummer for the cast and crew of Empire. And when Empire suffers, we all suffer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jussie Smollett has entered a plea of not guilty on felony charges that he lied to police about his attack, and I want to believe him. I’m the sucker who’s still holding out hope that a tape of some actual racist homophobes whooping on Jussie’s ass will miraculously fall out of some Chicago PD officer’s pocket in front of a TMZ camera or something. Look, I said I was a sucker.
Looks like Jussie Smollett isn’t the only one suffering because of his alleged botched staged attack against himself. Besides the LGBTQ and black communities who are deciding whether they should be all, “I don’t know her”, or, “We need to help her”, the reverb effects of Jussie’s actions are hitting some workers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital hard. It’s now being reported that “dozens” of staff members have been fired over looking at Jussie’s file. Curiosity (and possibility of earning some extra coins) got the best of y’all, huh?
The plot thickens! Speaking of thickening, let’s talk pecs. Specifically, let’s talk the pecs that seemingly up shit’s creek (and not the good one) Empire actor Jussie Smollett reportedly wanted to develop for an upcoming music video. TMZ and Page Six are both reporting that, contrary to what the Chicago PD has stated, there’s evidence that the reported $3,500 check Jussie Smollett wrote for Ola and Abel Osundairo was to help him grow those thick titties and not to stage a hate crime on him.
Jussie Smollett Apologizes To Crew Of “Empire” But He’s Still Being Written Out Of The Rest Of The Season
Jussie Smollett is beginning his fast descent towards rock bottom after the hate crime he allegedly staged against himself has begun to unravel. In less than a month, Jussie went from heartfelt victim to ridiculously stupid criminal. He was charged with a felony for all the shenanigans and now his legal dramas are hitting him hard at work as Jussie is getting axed from the rest of this season of Empire.
During his first public appearance after he claimed he was attacked by racist, homophobic, MAGA-loving thugs, Jussie Smollett took to the stage and declared himself “the Gay Tupac”. Well, according to this morning’s press conference held by Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, it would have been more accurate to call himself the “black Keyser Söze” (the “gay Keyser Söze” was, of course, already taken by Kevin Spacey, and Jussie’s career is probably about to have similar trajectory).