Last week. Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to all charges. His case is controversial for a litany of reasons.
In the mean time, those who know and believed in him most are still reeling from his scandal.
Empire creator Lee Daniels is now speaking out publicly about the way that Jussie’s drama has thrown the show for a loop.
“I was so in my feelings last week that I forgot to post about @empirefox & @staronfox,” Daniels admits.
He continues: “I guess y’all know why.”
He follows that line with a series of the “eyes” emoji, which most of us use when our favorite Instagram thirst follow posts a thirst trap.
In his case, it’s conveying something very diferent — eyes wide open in shock.
“Anyway,” Daniels writes. “I’m back and I’m finally ok!!!!”
“Oh my God,” Daniels exclaims. “These pase couple of weeks have been a freaking roller coaster.”
“We — me and my cast — have experienced pain, and anger, and sadness, and frustration,” he confesses.
“And,” Daniels continues. “We really don’t know how to deal with it, you know?”
Who among us would know how to deal with a scandal of this magnitude?
“Because it happened,” he notes. “Everything that you’re seeing tonight, prior to the incident.”
Scripted television (and most reality television) is filmed months in advance of it ever airing.
“And this is not what the show was made for,” Lee Daniels asserts.
He explains: “The show was made to bring America together.”
Daniels adds that the show was intended “To talk about the atrocities that are happening right now in the streets.”
He then suggests that people watch both Star and Empire.
“Watch!” he concludes.
Weeks ago, together with six other Empire producers, Daniels put out a statement on Jussie’s removal from the remainder of the season.
“Jussie has been an important member of our EMPIRE family for the past five years,” the …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip