Jussie Smollett returns to Instagram with Pride message

Smollett broke his social media silence to share a video of a speech given by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney at Sunday night’s Tony Awards.

“The bodies that uphold the great legacy of spirituals are often Black and queer. When will we love all of them for who they are, not just for what they can do?” the “Choir Boy” playwright acknowledged.

Smollett captioned the video, “So much PRIDE.”

Smollett’s remaining submits to Instagram was on January 28.

On January 29, Smollett suggested police he was attacked in Chicago by two people who’ve been “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.”

Smollett identifies as gay and has portrayed the character Jamal on “Empire” since 2015.

Smollett was later charged with quite a lot of felony counts after Chicago police say he staged the assault in the direction of himself.

Prosecutors lastly dropped the prices in the direction of the actor, nevertheless, the metropolis requested for larger than $130,000 to cowl the worth of the investigation into the alleged fake crime.
Smollett has maintained his innocence and did not pay the city by the deadline he was given.
Smollett’s character was written out of the last word episodes of the newest season of “Empire” as a result of the case in the direction of him developed.
When the current’s remaining season was launched, Fox left the door open for the actor to return, nevertheless, it appears he’s not going to.
Last week, creator Lee Daniels acknowledged in a Tweet, “Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire.”

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