Good news, aspiring actors! Apparently lying and obstructing justice aren’t egregious enough offenses to get you kicked off a Fox set:
“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show.” – STATEMENT FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION AND FOX ENTERTAINMENT
— 20th Century Fox TV (@20centuryfoxTV) February 20, 2019
It’s all but confirmed that Jussie Smollett lied to police and was prepared to testify against innocent people, but Fox needs him on the “Empire” set, so … it’s all good?
"All is well, we are in control" pic.twitter.com/SceTiGrVWZ
— Vol 5 Cat (@xyzzyzyzzyx) February 20, 2019
Translation: "We came out with a strong statement of support for Jussie early on so we're doubling down on that so as not to look foolish."
— Lͩsͣcͮoͥtͩt (@dlscott1111) February 20, 2019
This was written last month, apparently.
— Follow me or don't. Whatever… (@tfulcher) February 20, 2019
— Slow Brewed Coffee (@Sdbuck1) February 20, 2019
Well, you know what they say:
Any publicity for any show is a good publicity.
— Ostap Bender (@Brestav) February 20, 2019
"We stand by our talented hoaxer for bringing more attention to our dying show."
— Darcy (@Lottacrime) February 20, 2019
Wow. You're ok with what he did? Good riddance.
— Krafty 🌹🇺🇸 (@kraftyTL) February 20, 2019