Jussie Smollett roasted for BET Awards appearance: ‘Who let him in?’

Fallen “Empire” star Jussie Smollett has defiantly declared he’s “not a piece of s – – t”

during his recent mini prison stint — but many viewers of the 2022 BET Awards aren’t ready to let him off the hook just yet.

Smollett, 40, made his controversial return to the red carpet Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater

after being sprung in March, having served only six days of his 150-day sentence for five counts of felony disorderly conduct at Cook County Jail in Chicago.

The 2015 BET nominee for best actor was ostensibly there to hype his directorial debut,

the BET+ streaming flick “B-Boy Blues” — but he announced some other big plans, too.

But to be able to usher in just a new generation of artists, of actors of this amazing

talent that’s out there that has so much to tell you,” Smollett told reporters. “That’s what is feeding me.”

Many social media watchdogs weren’t immediately feeling it, with thousands of people