All charges were dropped against Empire actor Jussie Smollett by prosecutors in Chicago. The public isn't letting his transgressions slide by and neither is Tracey Morgan.
The former "Saturday Night Live" start is the latest to attack Smollett for his clearly made-up story of two racists jumping him in Chicago at 2 a.m. in sub-zero temperatures while shouting, This is MAGA country!"
Despite all charges for the hoax being dropped, the public isn't letting Smollett just slide off the hook.
While on "The Tonight Show" earlier this week, Tracey Morgan told his reasons for not believing Smollett's story. And it just so happens Morgan is set to appear on the show "Empire."
“Contractually [the producers of Empire] gave me millions of dollars and contractually all I gotta do is not fake a hate crime,” Morgan said.
Tracy Morgan rips Jussie Smollett on The Tonight Show: "Racist people don't be jumping nobody in the Polar Vortex" pic.twitter.com/BcHuRtX1e2
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 2, 2019
More on the story, from TMN.today:
When asked by Jimmy Fallon whether he believed Smollett’s story, Morgan immediately said no.
“First of all, racist people don’t be jumping nobody in the polar vortex,” he explained to a giggling Fallon.
“Racists don’t watch ‘Empire’,” Morgan went on. “It’s too cold. They’ll still be racist in the spring.”
Tracy Morgan isn’t the only comedian calling out Jussie Smollett’s hoax on stage.
Over the weekend, at the NAACP Image Awards, comedian Chris Rock went against the organizers wishes to not mention Smollett — who wasn’t in attendance but was up for an Image Award that night — and said he’d lost all respect for Jussie Smollett.
As much as the charges against Jussie Smollett being dropped shocked the city of Chicago and beyond, it’s fitting that Smollett’s fabrications, which were meant to sow further division and create outrage, are still being called out by the public and those with a wider audience, like Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock. Hopefully, Smollett’s humiliation will serve as enough of a deterrent for anyone in the future thinking about trying a similar tactic.
No one believes Jussie Smollett. You know why? No one is willing to believe that MAGA supporters recognized the guy from Empire at 2 a.m. and jumped him and stole a Subway sandwich.
If you are a real o.g. of Comedy, like Morgan and Chris Rock, you took advantage of these situations. You don't let social influence or offending people get in the way of a good joke.