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After Jussie Smollett’s indictment on felony charges for lying to cops about an alleged hate crime, members of the Project 21 Black leadership network are asking the NAACP to cancel Jussie’s nomination at the upcoming Image Awards. “Everyone has a reason to be disappointed with Jussie Smollett right now, and these accumulated reasons justify the NAACP taking swift and appropriate action to remove him from consideration for its Image Award,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Council Nedd II. “Smollett is charged with perpetrating a hate crime hoax that wasted valuable police resources and stoked racial tensions nationwide. It hurt our nation’s ability to heal its racial wounds and made the NAACP’s civil rights goals harder to achieve. The NAACP needs to make it clear that his behavior is not OK by removing him from contention for an Image Award.” Jussie was nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.”
Source: The Wrap
-Tony Scott (@tonyscottmedia)
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