There have been many different reactions to the resolution of Jussie Smollett’s legal battle, but Anthony Anderson is happy for the “Empire” actor.
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Anderson, star of “Black-ish,” will host this year’s NAACP Image Awards and he shared his thoughts on the highly-publicized Smollett case. “I hope to see him here,” Anderson told Variety on Wednesday. “I hope he wins. I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favour because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of colour.”
Smollett was famously accused of faking the racial and homophobic-charged assault he supposedly suffered. He was indicted on 16 felony counts by a grand jury, but the charges against him were later dropped in a move that was highly-criticized by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson.
“It’s not my place or any other person’s place to judge him or what not, but I’m glad he’s nominated,” Anderson continued. “I hope he wins because I’d be interested to hear his speech.”
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Smollett is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “Empire” at the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The ceremony takes place on Saturday, March 30.