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Comedian Chris Rock has called out actor Jussie Smollett at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards which was held on Saturday (March 30) at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 30: Chris Rock speaks onstage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for NAACP)

While presenting the Outstanding Comedy Series award at the event, just before announcing the winner, he spoke to the crowd about his planned presentation.

He noted that he had no respect for Jussie Smollett anymore and went ahead to list all he would have done with all of Jussie’s good looks.

Rock said:

I get to present an award. They said no Jussie Smollett jokes. I know. I know. What a waste of light skin. You know? You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would have out of here. Running Hollywood. What the hell was he thinking? You Jesse from now on. You don’t even get the ‘U’ no more. That ‘U’ was respect…you ain’t getting no respect from me.

Jussie Smollett faced a lot of backlash from fellow celebrities after he was arrested for allegedly faking a racist/homophobic attack on himself.

He has since been released and his records wiped clean, but the actor maintains his innocence in the entire matter.

Read also: City Of Chicago Charges Jussie Smollett $130k On Investigation Charges

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