Jussie Smollett slammed for strolling BET Awards pink carpet
Disgraced Empire star Jussie Smollett is seemingly trying a comeback, and never everyone seems to be right here for it.
Many viewers of the 2022 BET Awards roasted the actor for his look on the star-studded award present.
The 40-year-old actor made his official return to the pink carpet Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
That is his first occasion since serving solely six days of his 150-day sentence for costs associated to staging a hate crime.
Black Twitter roast Jussie Smollett for BET Awards look
Viewers of Sunday night time’s BET Awards have been surprised that Smollet, who was convicted of staging a hate crime solely months in the past, made a pink carpet look.
“Who let Jussie Smollet into the #BETAwards? This ni**a faked a hate crime and blamed white individuals for it, and received a slap on the wrist. If you happen to received cash, no matter race, you’ve privilege,” an individual wrote on Twitter.
Some observers had a special tackle Smollett’s authorized drama.
“Unpopular opinion… I feel. Watching Jussie Smollett on the BET pink carpet… I’m glad a black man beat the system 😂 #BETAwards.” One other particular person added.
Nonetheless, a lot of the unfavorable feedback about Jussie’s comeback have been from Black Twitter.
“Black Twitter when Jussie Smollett reveals up on the pink carpet on the BET awards #BETAwards,” a viewer wrote with a meme of Rapper Tony Yayo trying sideways.
“Jussie Smollett on the pink carpet: #BETAwards,” a tweet reads, including a SpongeBob SquarePants video through which Squidward walks right into a hostile viewers.
“my black twitter fam seeing Jussie Smollett on the #BETAwards,” a Twitter person wrote in response to Smollet’s look that includes a meme of a person trying disgusted.
A BET viewer in contrast Smollett to O.J Simpson seemingly in regard to his infamy.
“Jussie Smollett out right here like he ain’t lied has me screaming 😭. It’s type of iconic once you consider it. He’s like the brand new O.J.”
One other drew Smollet’s controversy to that of rapper Boosie Badazzz.
“Soooooo, Jussie Smollett is forgiven similar to that huh However y’all can’t forgive Boosie tho.”
One other Twitter fan mocked Jussie’s try to return to the Black group.
“Not Jussie smollet making an attempt to get this black card reinstated #BETAwards #redcarpet,” the particular person joked.
Jussie Smollett proclaims directorial debut amid comeback
Smollett revealed to The Shade Room that it’s set to direct the film B-Boy Blues, which is an adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s novel of the identical title.
It premiered on June 9 on the streaming platform BET+ though it was formally launched final yr. It’s the actor’s function directorial debut after he went behind the digicam for 2 episodes of Empire.
In an interview with Sway Calloway’s SiriusXM present, Sway within the Morning final week, Smollett maintained his innocence and is presently interesting his conviction.