Chris Rock RIPS Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards

Chris Rock RIPS Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards

Now that Jussie Smollett has been cleared of all charges many in Hollywood are NOT feeling the verdict.

Chris Rock wanted to make fun of Jussie Smollett, but of course, TVOne + NAACP Image Awards wanted him to “steer clear of the Jussie Smollett” but he did and didn’t. Read on… reports that Chris Rock was told to steer clear of the Jussie Smollett case at the NAACP Image Awards, but the comedian couldn’t help himself.

Chris Rock kindly weighed in on Jussie Smollett with a couple of barbed jokes.

Rock Joked:

They said no Jussie Smollett jokes. I know. What a waste of white skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be out of here. F—ing running Hollywood

Then, Chris asked:

What the hell was he thinking? From now on, you’re Jessie from now on. You don’t even get the ‘U’ no more. That ‘U’ was respect. You don’t get no respect from me.

Smollett was nominated for an NAACP Image award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “Empire,” but lost to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams.

Thoughts? Do you feel Chris Rock was right or wrong about his joke?

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