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‘SNL’ skewers the ongoing Jussie Smollett saga

Saturday Night Live skewered Jussie Smollett in a sketch this questioning the actor’s innocence after charges against him were abruptly dropped. The spoof opened on a meeting where Fox executives argued Smollett should be dropped from TV’s “Empire” to producer Lee Daniels, played by Kenan Thompson, and Smollett’s manager, played by SNL host Sandra Oh. “Jussie Smollett was a victim!” Oh argues as Chris Redd, who plays the embattled star, bursts in wearing a red Make America Great Again cap. “Guys… you are not going to believe what just happened to me,” Redd as Smollett says. “I got attacked… again.” When no one in the room buys his story, the ersatz Smollett, proceeds to pull out a “bag of clues” that inc ...