Just weeks after the cast of the Fox series “Empire” wrote a letter to the executive producers demanding that embattled actor and hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett be allowed to return to the series, Fox Entertainment has axed the show, stating the upcoming season is the last for the series.
Actions, folks, really do have consequences. There’s no doubt that Smollett’s shenanigans helped bring this show to its end, putting everyone who works on it out of a job. Congrats, Jussie. You didn’t only destroy your own career, but that of many others too.
“Just two weeks after the Charlie Collier-run Fox Entertainment renewed Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s hip hop drama for a sixth season and showed controversy ladened Jussie Smollett towards the exit door, it was announced today on Fox’s Upfront call that the self described ‘groundbreaking cultural phenomenon’ of Empire will be canceled once Season 6 s done,” Deadline reports.
Collier told the press in a call announcing the end of the series that they plan to “go out guns a blazing.” However, when asked about the prospect of Smollett returning, the CEO said that while they have “an option” to reinstate him, they have “no plans” for that. “There’s an option to have Jussie in the series but we have no plans for that,” said Collier, Deadline notes.take our poll - story continues below
The announcement of the show’s demise follows a series of ratings setbacks and ugly headlines starring the former star Smollett. The actor and singer was initially charged by Chicago prosecutors with multiple felony counts for allegedly faking a hate crime against himself that he blamed on Trump supporters before the Cook County State’s Attorney inexplicably dropped all charges, prompting more outrage from the public as well as key Chicago officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Chief Eddie Johnson.
The letter from the cast was sent just days after the city of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit against Smollett for $130,106.15 for all of the resources that were wasted investigating his hate crime hoax. He refuses to reimburse the city.
This is a great example of what happens when you don’t think about the potential consequences of your actions and are willing to sink to any low in order to push your career to the next level.
Smollett took advantage of the divided state of our society to try and further his ambitions and instead of landing him a raise, it got him booted from the show and contributed to the ultimate downfall of the entire series.
One act destroyed his entire future. Was it worth it? Surely not. Unfortunately, it’s too late to take it all back now. This is what happens when you race bait.
Source: Daily Wire