Jussie Smollett

Source: The Rickey Smiley Morning Show / The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Jussie Smollett has lost a starring role in a forthcoming Broadway play in the wake of his hate crime scandal. The actor was reportedly preparing for the Broadway reboot of the Tony-winning play Take Me Out.

Smollett was originally cast to play the main character Darren Lemming, an interracial baseball player who comes out a gay at the height of his career. Ironically, the character also suffers a racial and homophobic attack by a teammate.