Wendy Williams says Jussie Smollett's career is over after alleged hate crime hoax: 'He'll never work again'

Yahoo TV

Jussie Smollett is back in the headlines, and Wendy Williams has a lot to say about it.

Smollett is making news again after being indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct stemming from his 2019 claims of being the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.

Shortly after the alleged attack, Smollett was accused of staging the incident, which he denied, and was charged with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct which were later dropped.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

Williams said of the new indictment, “Chicago should just let this go. Let it go, man. You’re wasting time with the court system.”

She added, “Jussie Smollett is alleged to have done a horrible thing, but with the gang violence and the bad school system in Chicago — you guys have bigger fish to fry.”

The talk show host also said that whether Smollett ends up going to jail or not, his career is over.

“His prison life has already started. He’ll never work again. Nobody cares about him,” she said. “If I saw him walking down the street I’d cross to the other side,” she added.

Viewers took to Twitter to weigh in on Williams’s comments, and some said Smollett should be prosecuted no matter what:

But others disagreed. One said:

And another was just happy to see Williams dragging the Empire star:

Watch Meghan McCain call a possible Trump vs. Sanders race “the oldest, whitest extremist battling the other oldest, whitest extremist:”

Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:

Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle's newsletter.

What to Read Next