The Internet reacts to Jussie Smollett's felony charge for allegedly filing a fake police report.
Jussie Smollett's case took a wild turn last night when Chicago police confirmed the actor was indicted on a felony charge of disorderly conduct for filing a fake police report. This comes as a shock for many and not so much for others as there's been speculation from the jump that this may have been staged.
Following the confirmation of the actor's charges, the police said Smollett set this whole thing up because he wasn't happy with his salary.
"Empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career." Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson said. "Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?"
There was a polarizing reaction from the internet, understandably. People who stood by his side became disgusted at the thought that he would manipulate with insensitivities to cause public outrage.
The Internet was quick to get off their jokes. 50 Cent was quick to hop on Smollett's case and roast the actor for dubbing himself "The Gay Tupac." The rapper shared a post on Instagram of Smollett's face photoshopped into Tupac's All Eyez On Me album art with the caption, "All Liez On Me."
The allegations that Smollett orchestrated the attack created outrage among everyone who paid attention to the case.
Peep some of the reactions below.