Jaboukie Young-White began acting in the role of the "Empire" actor. in a Lifetime movie: "You could not have written a crazier scenario."
Following reports that the Chicago police were investigating whether Jussie Smollett helped organize his own alleged assault in January, Daily show Jaboukie Young-White, cultural correspondent, said he was "disappointed" by the Empire actor.
After Noah had noted that police had seized several items involved in the attack at the home of two former suspects, one of whom was Smollett's coach for a video clip, and that police were investigating on whether Smollett was involved, Young-White said at the hearing. I am not surprised but I am disappointed. "
He added, "This story was weird to me, Trevor, as a gay I'm used to talking about homosexual issues, and as a black person I'm used to talking about black issues, but I'm not used to it. for them that intersect, except when someone looks like: "As a gay black man, do you think I could take off those shoes?"
He joked that he belonged to a third community "devastated" by the reports on the attack: the community of actors. He added that he looked like Smollett, against which Noah opposed it. "Whites I do," said Young-White. "And I hope for all who will play the movie Jussie Smollett Lifetime."
Young-White added that the plot of this alleged attack was similar to that of Lifetime, since it depended on Trump's supporters who watched Empire and that the death threat was magazine clippings. "It's so old, you know, everyone knows that if you send a death threat, you send that shit on Twitter," Young-White joked.
On Tuesday, the Chicago police confirmed that they had The Hollywood journalist that they were investigating information that Smollett was seen with the two former suspects a few hours before the alleged assault. Later in the day, Anthony Guglielmi, communications manager of the Chicago PD, said that this information was "unfounded", tweeting: "CPD has confirmed that information released this morning about an observation in the residential towers of the people involved in this alleged incident is not justified by video evidence obtained by detectives ".
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