Now that it’s been confirmed that Jussie Smollett’s lied his ass off about being attacked by Trump supporters, we knew it wouldn’t be long before comedians started parodying the whole situation. And first up is The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The Daily Show, which airs weeknights on Comedy Central, put together a fake Lifetime-esque movie trailer mocking Jussie’s “attack” and how it came to be, starring look-a-like Jaboukie Young-White as Smollett.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 20, 2019
The hilarious trailer takes viewers through every stage of Smollett’s staged attack, from him being insulted after he was given $60,000 for working “three days this week” to not being taken seriously after creating a fake death-threat letter that says “I’m going to kill me,” to plotting out the hoax with his Nigerian trainer friends, and eventually clumsily carrying the fake attack out.
The trailer even features a dramatic shot of a Subway sandwich falling to the ground. And in the end, Jussie (Jaboukie) holds a rope as he looks into the camera and says “I’m the gay Tupac.” Pure hilarity all around, tbh.
Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday and charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He was released on $100,000 bond and faces up to three years in jail if convicted. He still maintains his innocence.