“Empire” creator Lee Daniels hasn’t stated a lot concerning the pretend hate crime allegedly staged by sequence star Jussie Smollett, however he took to social media on Wednesday to precise his emotions — and didn’t maintain again.
In a video he shared on Instagram, the writer-producer-director spoke out about Smollett, who has pled not responsible to 16 counts of disorderly conduct over expenses he allegedly paid two brothers to beat him up, tie a noose round his neck and pour bleach on him to current the looks of a racist, homophobic assault.
“These previous couple of weeks have been a freakin’ rollercoaster,” Daniels begins.
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“Now we have, me and my forged have skilled ache and anger and disappointment and frustration and actually don’t know how one can cope with it, ,” says Daniels within the video.
“This isn’t what the present was made for,” he added, expressing his displeasure that Smollett’s scandal is overshadowing “Empire” itself.
“The present was made deliver America collectively,” he added, “to speak concerning the atrocities occurring proper now within the streets.”