TNT drops episode that features Jussie Smollett…

In the wake of the phony attack that’s been all over the news today, TNT’s show “Drop the Mic” has decided not to air an episode feature Jussie Smollett:

NY POST – An upcoming episode of TNT’s celebrity rap-battle series “Drop the Mic” — which features embattled “Empire” star Jussie Smollett — has been shelved by producers “in the interest of not being exploitative of an incredibly sensitive situation,” the network says.

“We are holding on airing his episode for now and we are replacing it with the [Raven Symone] vs Ron Funches and Joey McIntyre vs Joey Fatone episode,” a TNT spokesperson explained in a statement Thursday.

Smollett, 36, had been paired with “Orange is the New Black” actress Danielle Brooks for his “Drop the Mic” rap-off and was also joined on stage by “American Idol” star Clay Aiken and “Sharknado” actor Ian Ziering.

The show’s executive producer, Jensen Karp, took to Twitter on Thursday to let viewers know about TNT’s decision to pull the performance.

“We had an episode of ‘Drop The Mic’ this season with Jussie that you’ll now (correctly) never see,” she said. “But sadly it will shelve @clayaiken, WHO WAS A VERY GOOD RAPPER (at least for now).”

I don’t know how actors get paid for stuff like this, or if he got paid at all, but if so I hope he loses money off of this episode not airing.



It’s just one episode, but I think TNT made the right decision not to air it. It’d be kinda awkward for people to see him having a good time after he just put the nation through this hate hoax.

Also, TNT clearly doesn’t want criticism for airing it after all that has occurred. When they say ‘an incredibly sensitive situation’, I think they mean that he’s now made it harder for people of legitimate hate crimes to be believed.

As an aside, guess who was back on the set of Empire today:

We told you the other day the producers were reducing his role in the show. I hope they reduce it even more. Heck, just do what ABC did to Roseanne and kill him off the show and be done with it!

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Jim Garrett
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Jim Garrett

Can I write you another check . idiot!

timerunnersc
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timerunnersc

Who really cares.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

Stupid bastard.

mst3kcrow
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mst3kcrow

Ryan Fournier
@RyanAFournier

Hey Jussie,

We all make mistakes… don’t beat yourself up over it.

E. Lee Zimmerman
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E. Lee Zimmerman

But … but … but … in his own words, he’s the “gay Tupac”!

pybop
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pybop

TRANSLATION:
Jussee is Jesse…and Smollett is Smell it…

One4Life
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One4Life

Another good one from the Babylon Bee – Jussie is getting a job at CNN!
https://babylonbee.com/news/jussie-smollett-offered-job-at-cnn-after-fabricating-news-story-out-of-thin-air

PFade
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PFade

Roseann Barr made a poor attempt at a bad joke. She immediately apologized. She lost her own TV show.
Smolett paid someone to commit a crime. He lied numerous times about it, to the police and every TV outlet that would listen. He gets a reduced role.
He’s not gonna do any time. He’s a lib. It’s part of the two sets of rules game.

ArmyMasterGunner
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ArmyMasterGunner

TNT must remove the show entirely, and replace it with a much lower standard show that nobody will watch…

…because “Roseanne”.

One Bert
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One Bert

Drop has a double meaning these days, so the headline can be interpreted in opposite ways.

Steve Hanson
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Steve Hanson

I saw no report here on the bill Kamala was pushing with the Hoax. What’s in it is truly terrifying..
https://imgur.com/gallery/Uu0KrM2
Apparently she used Smollett’s to push that horrible bill!

TheNightmareIsReal
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TheNightmareIsReal

Isn’t it “exploitative” to even make the announcement? Why not just shelve it without bringing it up at all? Why try to profit off the lies of a racist?

Sam
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Sam

It’s unclear what Fox will do…
Why is there even any debate about this at Fox??

BoscoBolt
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BoscoBolt

Smollett is deranged – he poses a huge threat to everyone he comes in contact with. It’s pretty shocking that they would allow him back in the studio – he could snap at any moment.

Rutgers45
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Rutgers45

He should be hit with serious charges for what he did, the double standard on display with how he is being treated with kid gloves is not good for the country.

OKJames
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OKJames

I guess his latest acting performance didn’t go over so well. No Emmys for you.

Rx No
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Rx No

My guess is that Empire gets cancelled before they have to face the dilemma of what to do with Smollet.

jcheesebadger
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jcheesebadger

It’s being reported that he is back at the Fox studio shooting for Empire.

I think they should’ve wrote him off.

Michael Thomas
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Michael Thomas

If this goes as it should, with Juicy charged as a repeat offender (lying to police), he should get 3 or more years in the big house.

RestlessLegs
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RestlessLegs

But tune in next week for Jussie’s newest project “Drop The Soap.”

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