Jussie Smollett had to get through a lot recently, and yet again, he has become subject to joke for American comedian Chris Rock. The comedian took an aim at Jussie at NAACP Image Awards on Saturday (March 30).
As the presenter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awards ceremony in which Smollett was nominated for his role in Empire, Chris picked a subject of hoax-hate-crime that was investigated to be staged by Smollett.
Making fun of Jussie, Chris sounded wittiest as ever.
They said no Jussie Smollett jokes, I know. What a waste of light skin, you know? You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be outta here…running Hollywood.
He further continued,
What the hell was he thinking? From now on I ain’t never gonna (say) no Jussie – you’re a Jessie from now on. You don’t get the ‘u’ no more. That ‘u’ was respect. You don’t get no respect from me.
While the audience including The Daily Show host Trevor Noah was hugely amused by Chris' joke, Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi said "I stand with Jussie" as she accepted an award.
Well, as for a fact, the criminal charge against Smollett was dissolved by the court earlier this month.