Jussie Smollett is in the spotlight after being roasted online just months after being released from prison and attending the BET Awards after emerging with nothing but a smile and telling ET he was excited “to expand his empire”.
Jussie still insists he was completely innocent and the victim of a homophobic and racist attack because if he had made that up he would be “a total piece of shit”. However, people weren’t thrilled with his presence and roasted him on Twitter for his lies and got a slap in the face.
Jussie Smollett ROASTED after attending the BET Awards
Some tweets read: “Who let Jussie Smollett into the #BETAwards? This n—- faked a hate crime and blamed white people for it and got a slap on the hand. If you have money, regardless of race, you have privilege.” Another said: “We are far too forgiving as a people. We really let Jussie Smollett chill like that?! At the BET Awards?! This should be a place of black excellence, not IG models, rapper baby mamas and race hate liars.”
Even Taraji P. Henson, who was a very vocal supporter of Smollett and co-starred with him in Empire, was silent about him at the ceremony.
Ironically, Jussie has a new project in the works and he’s teamed up with BET to finish it. The upcoming project B-Boy Blue is his directorial debut, with BET ready to put it on their streaming platform.
Given the backlash from his performance at the BET Awards, we wonder if they’ll back out of their deal and see that a lot of people want nothing to do with a man who faked a hate crime. It will be interesting to see how the comments affect their engagement together.
What do you think? Do you think Jussie should have been invited to the awards and will BET respond to the negative reaction from viewers? Let us know in the comments below.
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https://dailysoapdish.com/2022/06/disgraced-actor-jussie-smollett-roasted-after-his-attendance-at-the-bet-awards-just-months-after-jail-release/ DISGRACED Actor Jussie Smollett ROASTED After His Attendance At The BET Awards Just Months After Jail Release