Embattled actor Jussie Smollett may be a little sensitive to the touch these days, and understandably so.
The former “Empire” star’s career is in peril and perhaps over because many powerful people in America believe he staged a fake homophobic and racist attack back in January.
To exacerbate matters for Smollett, 37, is the fact that when a Fairfax, Virginia, girl admitted she faked a story about racist classmates cutting off her dreadlocks, fans immediately began bashing Smollett by comparing the two.
Smollett is weary and wary of such opportunities to mock him and fired back at a social media user who made the connection between the two episodes. He clapped back at self-help internet star Derrick Jackson, who posted a comment on Instagram comparing the former Empire actor to Amari Allen, who alleged three white boys hacked off her hair, then admitted that she lied.
“I hadn’t lied about a thing,” Smollett said in the comments section of the photo screenshot by The Shade Room.
“With all due respect brother, y’all can clown me all you want but my story has actually never changed and I haven’t lied about a thing,” Smollett continued.
“Y’all can continue to be misinformed, internalized sheep, who believe what actual proven liars feed you or you can read the actual docs. Either way, Imma be alright. I know me and what happened. You don’t. So carry on. All love.”
Meanwhile, Stephen Danish, the head of Immanuel Christian School, issued a statement thanking law enforcement for unraveling the young girl’s manufactured story, which read: “We’re grateful to the Fairfax County Police Department for their diligent work to investigate these allegations.”