“Saturday Night Live” Follows Up on Jussie Smollett Scandal

April 1, 2019

On this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy series addressed the ongoing drama surrounding Empire star Jussie Smollett. In the skit, Chris Redd reprised his portrayal of Smollett and burst into a business meeting late while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Redd’s Smollett claimed he got attacked again and proceeded to pull out a “bag of clues” in front of the fake FOX execs and his manager, played by host Sandra Oh. In addition to saying he was only alive because he “fought back, because I’m the gay Mike Tyson,” Redd-as-Smollett pulled three red block letter Ks, a receipt, car keys and “the gay” Teletubby out of his bag of clues. This week’s episode also featured musical guest Tame Impala.