Jussie Smollett showed up unannounced at the BET Award on Sunday — and Black Twitter roasted him over hot coals.
In March, Judge James Linn sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in the Cook County Jail for lying about a hate crime.
Smollett went viral when he raised a fist in defiance, and yelled “I am not suicidal!” as he was led away to jail.
But less than a week later, Smollett was released from jail while appealing his conviction.
Twitter users who hoped Smollett would go away were surprised to see him show up on the red carpet at the BET Awards. He may have been invited by his TV mom Taraji P. Henson who hosting the 2022 BET Awards.
One Twitter user wrote: “That’s crazy how Jussie Smollett is out & about, showing his face like that situation never happened.”
Another person tweeted: “Not Jussie smollet trying to get this black card reinstated.”
And a third person wrote: “Jussie Smollett was seen at the BET Awards. He actually just made a wrong turn going to get a Subway sandwich.”
What the hell is Jussie Smollett doing at the BET Awards?
— Kevin (@KB6Champion) June 26, 2022
We are way too forgiving as a people. We really let Jussie Smollett chill like this?! At the BET awards?! This should be a place of black excellence, not IG models, rapper baby mamas, and race-baiting liars ????? #BETAwards
— Drake Moseley (@DrakeMoseley1) June 26, 2022
Jussie Smollett is at the BET Awards? He’s brave lmao I’d never show my face again if I was him #BETAwards
— ashley (@_thegoodonesgo) June 26, 2022
Lordddd they let jussie smollett on the bet awards. How embarrassing ?
— Bre (@breshanice) June 26, 2022
.@BET Wake up! Tbh @JussieSmollett is a complete & utter embarrassment to the entirety of the LGBTQIA+ community for lying that two homophobic trump supporters viscously assaulted him just for more public acknowledgment. Stop supporting the wrong people.
Support Lil Nas X.
— Jeremiah Perkins ?? (@JeremiahPerki) June 27, 2022
#BET lets in #JussieSmollett who oughta be in #Jail? who is next #BillCosby? an homage to #MichaelJackson? We will never watch this again…
— Papá de los Helados (@pmarti1) June 27, 2022
Jussie Smollett wouldn't be able to walk the red carpet at any other awards show but, BET welcomes him with open arms like he didn't blatantly lie to the world. Why is it so hard for black people to hold other black people accountable for their actions?!!! #BETAwards #RedCarpet
— Annette Williams ?? (@ThatGirllShaun) June 27, 2022