South African comedian, political commentator, and television host, Trevor Noah has reacted to the new development in the attack case of Empire actor Jussie Smollett. The case took a new twist after evidence popped out that the actor may have staged the attack.
Reacting to the news, The Daily Show host stated that there are portions of Jussie Smollet’s narration which look fishy.
“Who are the MAGA supporters who hate gay people, who hate black people, but also happen to watch ‘Empire’?” Noah asked.
“I’ve heard of hate-watching but that shit would be next-level. That’s like a member of the Klan buying tickets to ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’”
Two Nigerian brothers have been arrested in connection to the attack and reports say they have confessed to rehearsing it with Jussie Smollet.
Sharing a picture of the brothers who look ripped, Trevor Noah continued:
“I’m not gonna lie, that’s the one part of the story that actually makes sense to me, because if I was paying these two to beat me up, I would want to practice too,” Noah said, throwing up a picture of the two ripped brothers.
“How many abs does this guy on the left have? It looks like he stole a couple of abs from the other guy.”
He went on to say:
“So in the public eye, this story has moved from a hate crime against a popular TV actor to a giant hoax by a popular TV actor, but Smollett still insists there was ‘no collusion.’”
Reacting to an interview on “Good Morning America” show which saw Jussie Smollet burst into tears while narrating the ordeal, Trevor Noah said he deserves an Oscar if the whole case turns out he was lying.
“Either this guy’s telling the truth, or he deserves an Emmy for that interview, because if all of that is just a performance, I don’t care what he’s lying about, you can’t cancel him. He’s just too good to not be on TV.”