It has been reported that Jussie Smollett will be barred from the Season finale of the TV Show Empire.
According to Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Jussie Smollett will not return to the show for one last appearance because they do not want the controversy to overshadow the final season of the show.
We’re not going to bring Jussie back to the show, There were a number of factors that went into the decision to not bring him back. There were many points of view about if he should come back or if he shouldn’t. As hard as a decision as that was, for us… it felt like it was in the best interests of the show and the cast. Our hope is that all of the controversy surrounding Jussie doesn’t overshadow the show, which we think is bigger than him.” – Michael Thorn