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'Empire' Ratings Plummet 35 Percent After Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax

'Empire' Ratings Plummet 35 Percent After Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax

Ratings for the Fox television show Empire are plummeting after its star, Jussie Smollett was arrested for apparently staging a fake hate crime attack against himself.

Indeed, Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax has stained the hit show so badly that there is even talk of cancelling it.

The cast of Empire is reportedly worried that the show could be cancelled.

According to TMZ, “We’re told people who’ve been working on the show for years are griping they should’ve heard the news one way or another by now, and expected to get word on the fate of the show around 2 weeks ago.”

Following Smollett’s arrest, Fox put out a statement calling the 36-year-old a “consummate professional” and insisted that “he is not being written out of the show.”

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