So much of Hollywood has been willing to stand behind “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Supporting his bogus claims and endorsing his character. But even after all the charges against Smollett have been dropped, the American public is in outrage. That negativity may finally have reached a level that celebs can’t ignore.
Hollywood started to turn on Smollett most recently when Chris Rock spoke while hosting the NAACP Image Awards.
“They said no Jussie Smollett jokes,” Rock said. “I know. What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be out of here. F***ing running Hollywood.”
Now actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has come out against Smollett, blasting his claims while on The Tonight Show.
Morgan pointed out all the glaringly obvious reasons why the story just doesn’t add up.
When host Jimmy Fallon asked Morgan whether he believed Smollett Morgan replied, “Nah man! First of all, racist people don’t be jumping nobody in the polar vortex. It’s too cold. You be racist in the spring.”
Morgan further disbelieves that racist would have any knowledge of who Smollett is as he shared, “racists don’t be watching Empire.”
Finally the celebrity admitted it was odd that despite being attacked, Smollett still had the presence of mind to save his Subway sandwich. “I think it was pepperoni and cheese, I don’t know,” Morgan laughed.
These are thoughts that nearly every American has had regarding the case, fueling anger that Smollett could so blatantly get away with making false claims of racist attacks.
However it’s a bit late for Hollywood to start agreeing, only after the backlash has proven to be something that won’t just go away because a prosecutor dismissed it.