You've learned by now Empire Actor Jussie Smollett, who is being written off the show, allegedly faked a violent hate crime against himself and blamed Trump supporters. Yesterday he turned himself into police and was berated by Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Jussie Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career."— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2019
"I'm left hanging my head and asking why?" https://t.co/4yYt9F76Rk pic.twitter.com/LxHmgIhy2g
Now, NBA All-Star Charles Barkley is roasting him for it. Shaq also got in on the fun.
"Jussie. You wasted all that damn time and money," he said, laughing hysterically. "If you’re gonna break the law, do not write a check. Do not commit crimes with checks. Get cash man."
Smollett paid two brothers of Nigerian descent $3500 to carry out the hoax and did it with a check.
"Two black guys beat the black guy up," Barkley said. "MAGAs. MAGA hats."
"You think they put that on the receipt? Face masks, rope, bleach," Barkley continued, saying they were mugging supplies.
After co-hosts tried to change the subject, things kept going in hilarious fashion.