For his return to the Hollywood scene, actor Jussie Smollett chose to attend the 2022 BET Awards on June 26th.

Many viewers criticized Smollett’s appearance at the event and didn’t believe his claims of innocence.

Smollett declared that he is not a piece of sh-t and that he gained clarity during his brief prison stint.

He was convicted of five counts of felonious disorderly conduct and served six days out of his 150-day sentence.

The actor was present at the awards ceremony to promote his directorial debut “B-Boy Blues” and also more of his career plans.

Smollett was convicted of paying two men to attack and beat him up with a noose and bleach.

He has insisted severally that he is innocent of all charges, told no lies, and is appealing his guilty conviction.

Many viewers immediately turned to social media to express their disbelief and anger at Smollett’s presence.

Smollett released “B-Boy Blues,” a modern adaptation of the James Earl Hardy book on BET+.