Taye Diggs Says 'Empire' Should Bring Back Jussie Smollett


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Taye Diggs says Jussie Smollett should be allowed to return for the sixth and final season of “Empire.”

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While chatting with Black Hollywood Live’s “Inside The Black Actor’s Studio” on Afterbuzz TV, Diggs supported his friend and advocated for him saying:

I have no idea what people are going through. And to be honest, it’s kinda none of my business.

He [Smollett] is a good friend of mine. I love him. He’s, he’s only done right by me. So you know people go through things. It doesn’t change who he was and who he is to me. It doesn’t change, you know, the attention that we still need to pay to, you know, homophobic.



Like, the people, people trip out, just because; whatever happened doesn’t mean that, that the issue that he stands for don’t still exist.

Taye went on to say, “Empire” should weave Jussie’s plight into a storyline.

If I am being honest, the smart thing would be to bring him back and, and let it interweave it into the, into the show, you know?

I feel like, people, I may get in trouble for saying this, but they’re so quick to just, uh, to leave, to leave these people. 



You know what I mean? So quick to, to fire them, so quick to kind of, you know, throw them away as opposed to, you know, taking their time and, maybe letting it, let it, let it work toward, you know, the program or the job, or, you’d probably get to the bottom of it if he, if he stuck around.

Do you agree with Taye Diggs and feel Jussie Smollett should return to “Empire?”

Or are you at a point where you simply don’t care?

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