Both SNL and Chris Rock take shots at Jussie Smollett. Twitter reacts

Both SNL and Chris Rock take shots at Jussie Smollett. Twitter reacts

Jussie Smollett took two comedic hits on Saturday night.

First Chris Rock went after him at the NAACP Image Awards.

Then Saturday Night Live devoted a sketch to how they imagined Smollett’s meetings with Fox executives are going these days.

And it’s not flattering.

In the sketch, Smollett (played by Chris Redd) is two hours late to the meeting, as his manager (host Sandra Oh) makes excuses and Fox execs (Kate McKinnon, Mickey Day) and Lee Daniels (Kenan Thompson) get more annoyed by the second.

“Jussie Smollett was a victim!” insists Oh.

“Oh please,” retorts McKinnon.

Then Redd walks in wearing a red MAGA hat. “Guys, you are not going to believe what just happened to me,” Redd says. “I got attacked again!” He promptly digs through a shopping bag that holds Crest White Strips, the letters KKK and a Teletubby. “The killer left me a bunch of clues!”

Chris Redd (right) plays Jussie Smollett and Sandra Oh (left) plays his manager

“What killer?” asks an exasperated McKinnon.

“You’re still alive, Jussie,” retorted another exec, played by Day.

“Only because I fought back, because I’m the gay Mike Tyson,” insists Redd.

Oh, as his manager, eventually fires him.

Reaction on Twitter following the sketch airing was largely negative.

But some found it funny.

Chris Rock also didn’t hold back when it came to Jussie Smollett.

The comedian took the stage at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, where before presenting his category, took a moment to call out the Empire actor and his recent court drama.

“I have to present an award,” Rock began. “They said no Jussie Smollett jokes. Yeah, I know, I know. What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be outta here. I would be fuckin’ running Hollywood.”

“What the hell was he thinking?” he continued. “From now on, I ain’t never gonna, Juss… you a Jessie from now on. You don’t even get the ‘U’ no more. That ‘U’ is respect; you ain’t getting no respect from me.”

Smollett was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for his work on the Fox show. However, he skipped out on the dinner on Friday where his category was announced, and lost to Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy. The event comes just days after all criminal charges against Smollett were dropped.

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  1. Francis
    April 02, 07:40 Reply

    The SNL skit was truly dry. It didn’t land well at all

    • Pink Panther
      April 02, 07:49 Reply

      Have you seen it? I’ve been checking everywhere for it and all I’m getting is that it is not available in my country. Do you have a link to it?

      • Francis
        April 02, 23:38 Reply

        I saw it on SNL YouTube page. Had to use a VPN to watch it

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