Apparently, tell Chris Rock that he can not make a joke of Jussie Smollett, it will only let you make a joke of Jussie Smollett.
Rock, 54, who has a home in Alpine, appeared on Saturday at NAACP Image Awards, where producers, according to Rock, were not interested in anyone making a joke about Smollett.
Recently, all charges were removed against Smollett, an "empire" actor, after having stated that two masked men attacked Chicago on January 29 and tied a rope to the neck, which gave him a bleach . He said that men had launched racist and homophobic insults during the attack. A month later, 36-year-old Smollett was accused of 16 disorderly charges when the police accused him of doing the attack. The Office of the Lawyer of the State of the County of Cook removed Tuesday all the charges against Smollett.
Rock went out to the 50 NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood to present a prize.
"They said there were no jokes of Jussie Smollett," Rock said, laughing at the audience. "Yes, I know, I know," he continued. "What a clear loss of skin, do you know?" I know what could I do with this light skin? What curly hair? My career would be out of here. (I) be (expletive) running in Hollywood! "
After pausing to laugh for a few times, Rock continued.
"What the hell was you thinking? From now on, you're Jessie. Now, you will not even get the U." The camera cut the host of "Daily Show" by Trevor Noah with the audience laugh. "This U was respectful," Rock said. "You do not receive anything from me."
Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Fox's "Empire", was absent from NAACP Image Awards despite being named as a featured secondary actor in a dramatic series (he did not win).
Other Assistants to the Image Awards, including the showrunner "Chicago" Lena Waithe, 34, and actress Yara Shahidi ("Black-ish", "Grown-ish"), said they were with Smollett, giving support for the actor. comment on the stage while on the side of his cast mates to accept a prize for the exceptional mood for "Black-ish."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the denial of allegations against Smollett's "laundering of justice," police commissioner Eddie Johnson said the city "is still an apology."
Smollett had said that the men who attacked him called "this is MAGA's country" and he saw that one of them was white. Later, the police said the actor had paid 3,500 dollars to hire two black men, the brothers Abimbola, "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, to carry out an attack on the scene.
This week, "Saturday Night Live" devoted a sketch to the controversy of Smollett (see clip below), in which Chris Redd plays Smollett, who says he has been attacked again. Redd, who arrives late to a network meeting for "Empire", takes several "clues" from a bag, including three Ks to signify the Ku Klux Klan. With him and the creator of the series, Lee Daniels, he tells the actor that he has to shoot him.
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