WATCH: Trevor Noah's "Silver Lining" of the Jussie Smollett Story is Perfect
Now that Jussie Smollett has been charged, reactions have ranged from outrage to hysterical laughter (see WATCH: Charles Barkley Has Too Much Fun Mocking Jussie Smollett and Jussie Claims Innocence to "Empire" Cast. Here's How They Reacted...). Trevor Noah falls into the latter, providing both humor and insight.
When this started out, it was a story about people who hated Jussie Smollett because he was black and gay. But now, people hate him because he’s an @$$hole.
In other words, they’re judging him on the content of his character.
And that, my friends, is progress.
Evoking Martin Luther King Jr to point out what a piece of sh!t Jussie Smollett is.
Well done. Mr. Noah. We don't often applaud Trevor, but he deserved this one. Because Smollett did screw everyone here, and that needs to be said.
Some of the fresh hot takes about Smollett say we need to wait for the facts to come in... Because NOW is the time to do that. Not before, when presidential candidates were calling it a "modern-day lynching." No, we need to wait for the facts now we know Smollett is a piece of shit.
We have the facts now, so it's time to start calling Smollett what he really is. No more pretending, no more faking.