WATCH: Jussie Smollett talks being the “gay son” on Empire and give his thoughts on the series now being referred to as a “gay Black show”

Those of us that actually have a brain and are very smart could tell you that most of what you see depicted on Empire is based off of the typical societal cliches and stereotypes that a lot of people hate, the gay story line have been somewhat exploited for “shock” value and there’s also not one positive representation of a successful Black female character on the show to balance out the hostile “Cookie” and her naive assistant.

Empire’s Jussie Smollett recently linked up with Sway Calloway to address the lack of relevance behind viewers being reminded that his character is gay every 5 minutes on the show, and to give his thoughts on the massive success of the series..