Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse…
After lying about being jumped by two white guys screaming “this is MAGA country,” the world is crumbling around the gay African-American actor.
And now, not long after cops showed up to arrest Smollett for filing a false police report (a felony), the liar gets another hefty dose of karma.
First, the cast of “Empire” was reportedly furious about what happened and wanted Smollett out.
This news courtesy of The Right Scoop:
“It was reported that Justin Smollett went directly to the Empire set after his court appearance yesterday, where he apparently told the cast members that he’s totally innocent.
But some of them don’t believe him and are furious at him for potentially damaging the show’s reputation.
They want FOX to write him out of the show immediately and fire him because he doesn’t deserve to be on the show any longer.“
Then, literally hours after this report went live, it happened:
Smollett got fired.
Not only will he not return in the final two episodes of the season, it’s highly unlikely he’ll return for next season.
Bloomberg broke the news on Twitter, via the Associated Press:
JUST IN: "Empire" producers say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final 2 episodes of this season, AP reports pic.twitter.com/xLe2VA9dLG
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) February 22, 2019
“JUST IN: “Empire” producers say Jussie Smollett’s character will be removed from the final 2 episodes of this season, AP reports.“
As it turns out, many involved with the show believe Smollett “damaged the show’s image” and also betrayed the trust of his co-stars.
The result is … he’s done.
And we still don’t know what will happen with his arrest; if he’s guilty, he could face prison time.
Though that would be fitting, as far as millions of outraged Americans are concerned.
This guy essentially attacked ALL of white, right-wing America – specifically Trump supporters – and it was clearly fueled by racism and hate.
This is the sort of thing nobody should condone, and it only serves to foster more division among the populace.
SHARE if you support Smollett’s firing, and you hope he gets jail time!
Source: The Right Scoop