The response to his indictment, following weeks of media attention on what was first believed to be a hate crime, took over social media with many celebrities -- and POTUS -- weighing in on the situation.
Donald Trump tweeted soon after CPD gave a press conference on Smollett's arrest, writing: "@JussieSmollett - what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA"
A nauseated Patton Oswalt summarized how many people were feeling on Twitter: "Way to go Jussie. You just handed this racist dipshit a “Get Out Of Race-Baiting Free” card that he’s gonna wave around like a soiled diaper until he’s re-elected.
50 Cent was among the first to react to the "Empire" star's arrest on Wednesday night with an Instagram post. He shared a mock-up of a cover of Tupac's penultimate album that tweaked the title to "All Liez On Me"; in reference to a statement Smollett made following his supposed attack when he called himself the "gay Tupac."
Fiddy wrote: "It’s 2019 people, things are a little different now. Commander Emanuel Gonzalez would say, if you see him shoot him on sight."
The Deputy Inspector Gonzalez 50 was referring to was Brooklyn precinct commander who, according to a NY Daily News report, suggested the "In Da Club" hitmaker be gunned down if spotted at a recent boxing match.