Jussie Smollett Arrest Stuns Hollywood Into Silence and Sorrow


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On the eve of a diverse Oscars, the star’s arrest is a reminder that no one has a monopoly on stupidity

Stunned silence would be one way to describe how Hollywood is processing the arrest of Jussie Smollett after authorities say he made up a racist and homophobic attack.

The normally active Twitter feeds of leading artist-activists such as Ava DuVernay, Judd Apatow and Matthew Cherry were quiet in the hours after Jussie Smollett’s Thursday arrest in Chicago on a felony charge of filing a false police report, according to

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