Not only does Malik Yoba has consistently ashy lips, he also has a big mouth attached to them. In a recent interview, the veteran actor seemingly ‘outs’ his co-star Jussie Smollett. Yoba was talking about homosexuality in the series and in the black community with BlackFilm.com, when he brought up Smollett’s name.
“I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right? So, obviously, Lee is gay. That was an important storyline for him. I think it’s important for people to see themselves. Even within the Black community. But if you aren’t really, really taking it off of screen and making it live in the community in a significant way…like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship,” Yoba stated.
Smollett has personally chosen not to talk about his sexuality. In a recent interview with Sway , the actor/singer refused to discuss his personal life.
“I’m not willing to confirm or deny anything. I live my life. If someone’s looking for a box to put me in, then that’s not going to happen. But I live my life. If you really want to know about me, just watch because I don’t hide anything. I just choose not to talk about my personal life.”
Way to go, Yoba. With friends like you, who needs enemies.