In an insightful segment that mocks some of the apparent mistakes made by Jussie Smollett and others involved in what is now widely perceived to be a staged attack, Comedy Central late-night host Trevor Noah finds what he calls a “silver lining” in the case.
In the segment presented on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” the host makes the point: “When this started out, it was a story about people who hated Jussie Smollett because he was black and gay. But now people hate him because he’s an a–hole.”
“In other words,” Noah adds, “they’re judging him on the content of his character and not the color of his skin — and that, my friends, is progress.”
Here’s the segment …