The “Saturday Night Live” cast didn’t cut Jussie Smollett any slack in its snarky takedown of Chris Redd’s version of the “Empire” actor claiming he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in late January in Chicago.
The “SNL” sketch took place at a faux meeting of Fox executives to discuss “Smollett’s” future after Chicago police officials said he filed a false report on the alleged incident — only to have prosecutors drop charges against him last week.
“Jussie Smollett was a victim!” insisted Sandra Oh, playing “Smollett’s” manager.
“Oh please,” retorted “executive” Kate McKinnon.
Redd, late, then rushed in, breathlessly exclaiming: “Guys, you are not going to believe what just happened to me. I was attacked again.”
He displayed “clues” about his attackers, including a box of teeth whitening strips, the red letters KKK, and the “gay” teletubby.
He’s fired — only to return with another attack tale.
Fans on Twitter had a very mixed reaction. Some loved it, while others found it harsh.
The Jussie Smollet skit was cringeworthy! Not really funny. #SNL
— Jael Fogle (@bookangel224) March 31, 2019
That Jussie Smollett skit made no sense whatsoever! WTF! #SNL
— Jacqueline 💜 (@HotChoc1217) March 31, 2019
Jussie Smollet scene was trash as hell. And it’s so easy to make fun of. FAIL #SNL
— Ramanan 🇬🇾 (@ramdas69___) March 31, 2019
#snl is carrying on Tonight. That Jussie smollett skit was too much. Lmao
— rohanJan16th (@rohan4ub) March 31, 2019
— alesia (@AlesiaWatchesTV) March 31, 2019
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.