Friday, April 26, 2019

Empire Stars Band Together to Support Jussie Smollett


Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard pen a letter to Fox execs begging to keep Jussie Smollett's job...

From Variety
“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are appealing to Fox for their embattled co-star Jussie Smollett to return for the show’s sixth season.
Henson, Howard, and the rest of the drama series’ top cast, penned an April 19 letter to Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chair Dana Walden, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Empire co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and other executive producers on the series, Variety confirmed.
“Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of Empire,” read the letter, obtained by Deadline. It is signed by Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, and Nicole Ari Parker.
Jussie stands accused of staging a hate crime hoax in Chicago, but he has staunchly maintained his innocence [click here if you missed that].

16 comments:

Unknown said...

When you're down you need true friends. However, Jussie needs to go sit his ass down somewhere and reflect on his actions. He sticking to his story and it ain't nothing anyone can do about it. What he need to do is "fess up" and say he messed up. Once he does that, he'll be straight. Seems like the general public is forgiving if you come correct.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Taraji or Lee has yet to post prayers for John Singleton?!?!

Anonymous said...

Empire is looking at the bottom line and if the powers that be in Chicago follow through with their threats to make filming in Chicago more expensive as well as difficult Jussie can hang it up. He's not worth that or a dwindling fan base (that has already started). The other stars know damn well that if it comes down to saving Hussie or the show they will protect their bag at all costs. Cut the liability before the bleeding starts.

Anonymous said...

They are only doing that because of the Breakfast Club interview Lee Daniels did where he basically let it be known that he really does not believe Jussie's story. Malik Yoba did the same thing in his asshole-ish interview with Vlad. I'm all for support but they need to have several seats.

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

The ratings are down. That's what they really need to worry about. The cast can support him all they want but the viewer support is what matters most.

Anonymous said...

This is beyond stupid.

ebonyhud said...

Just cancel the show already and call it a day.

Anonymous said...

Showing support means you're keeping your potential opportunities open. Directors/producers don't want to hire people who speak up about their cast mates bullshit. It's called protecting your future coins and not having any backbone.

Tippie Hippie said...

GROSS THE LOT OF THEM!

Anonymous said...

That whole cast including Leeky Booty Daniels are all nutcases so this is no surprise. That boy who plays Hakeem seems like the only sane one.

Anonymous said...

Oof, Jussie in that photo! Damn!

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

1:03 PM
Facts. I don't watch that show anyway so could care less, at the end of the day ms hussie is a pathetic narcissistic sociopath, who is a disgrace to decent black and gay folks.

☛☢Twitter☺Fingers☢☚ said...

Friends should be friends. But he still lied and put on a show. Not cool

Anonymous said...

This show was to normalize the homosexuality agenda mainstream to a new generation of kids and to show all black men as weak, ghetto, violent and then feminine. The show has been lost its appeal. This lil stunt backfired and everyone is turned off. Lil nigga couldn't sing no way. GO AWAY. Take that Pug wit Parvo wit you.

Anonymous said...

I did not want to see two black men getting married. It's bad enough they are killing each other.

Anonymous said...

Teraji, Terrance, Okra Winfrey, all of them are a destruction to the Black male! Lee Daniels is a sick phuck who puts out disturbing material to glorify sordid issues. He disgusts me; him and his Black Hollywood privileged elitist.

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