Actor comedian Chris Rock took verbal jabs onbefore being awarded the Outstanding Comedy Series Award at ABC's "black-ish" Image Awards Saturday Night at the 50th Annual NAACP. Smollett, who had dropped all charges against him for alleged hate crimes last week, did not attend the awards.
"They said no jussie smollette jokes," Rock said. "Yeah, I know, but what a waste of fair skin, do you know what I could do with that fair skin, that curly hair would be my career out of here, I would lead Hollywood, what the hell should he think?" "They're known for now as" Jessie. "They do not even get the" U. "The" U "was for respect, they get no respect from me."
In response to Rock's jokes, black-ish star Yara Shahidi made her stance in the Smollett controversy apparent.
"I'm with Jussie," Shahidi said before handing Marcus Scribner the microphone and ducking into her crowd of castmates, including Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Jussie Smollett lost to "Gray's Anatomy" star Jessie Williams in the supporting actor in a drama series category.
A lawyer for the city of Chicago said on Thursday that the city would seek $ 130.00 from Smollett as a refund for its investigation. Smollett has upheld his innocence and told reporters on Tuesday after his charges were dropped that he has been "truthful and steady at every level since the first day."