The mayor of Chicago is not happy at all with the Empire actor’s acquittal and has some harsh words for the criminal justice system.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes wholeheartedly that the 36-year old Smollett received preferential treatment in court solely based on his celebrity status.

Flanked by Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Emanuel said the entire case was a “whitewash of justice”, with “no accountability in the system.”


Smollett was cleared on all charges of filing a false police report when the actor reported that he was attacked by two racist and homophobic men who donned him with a noose.