Disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been slammed on Saturday Night Live after he was arrested for allegedly faking a racist and homophobic attack.
SNL took on the scandal in a Shark Tank parody sketch starring Chris Redd as Smollett.
In the Shark Tank: Legal Edition sketch, several controversial legal names listened as scandal-plagued guests gave pitches as to why they deserved representation.
Redd’s Smollett was one of the guests to come before the panel that included Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Alan Dershowitz (John Mulaney) and Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon).
‘I was just attacked outside the studio by Donald Trump himself,’ Redd’s Smollett immediately declared as he appeared in front of the Sharks.
The panel responded, saying: ‘Jussie, is that true?’
The actor then questioned if there were cameras outside.
When informed there were cameras outside that would have recorded the attack, Redd’s Smollett backtracked saying ‘then no, it is not’.
The panel then asked Smollett why he asking for representation.
‘I broke humanity but if you take my case, I’m offering spoilers for next season of Empire. I died.. I died.’
Strong’s Pirro responded: ‘Wow, a gay, black man lying about an attack, I wrote Fox News fan fiction about this but I never thought it would come true. I’m recusing myself, cause I’m just too turned on.’
Meanwhile, Mulaney’s Dershowitz said: ‘Jussie, you have everything I love in a client. You’re famous, you’re probably guilty. End of list.’
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Source: Daily Mail