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The Jussie Smollett saga has people’s heads spinning as the Empire actor seems to enjoy acting both inside and outside of work. After 16 felony charges against him were mysteriously dropped despite hard evidence that he faked the hate crime, Saturday Night Live (SNL) gave its audience a good laugh with Sandra Oh starring as Smollett’s manager and Chris Redd as the now-notorious actor himself.
In the skit, Smollett’s “manager” initially defended his “innocence”, but even she had problems believing him when he exhibited more deranged behavior.
Chris Redd’s ‘Smollett’ burst through the door, ironically claiming he was assaulted by Trump supporters again while wearing a ‘Make America Great Again‘ hat. He even said, “Don’t worry… I’m still the gay Tupac,” parodying Smollett’s actual and now infamous words, “I’m the gay Tupac,” in his own concert, as shown below.
‘Smollett’ then proceeded to show his “proof” for the attack, digging up a box of Crest Whitestripes, three red block letter K’s and even the “gay” Teletubby, all the while comparing himself to other famous black men, “I’m the gay Mike Tyson… I’m the gay Lee Daniels”.
As ridiculous as the skit is, it may still pale in comparison to the bizarreness of the very real Jussie Smollett saga. As the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction.[via Variety, image via Variety, videos via various sources]