'Empire' Makes History With Network Television's First Black Gay Wedding
Photo Credit: EMPIRE: L-R: Toby Onwumere and Jussie Smollett in the "Never Doubt I Love" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, April 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX.
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'Empire' Makes History With Network Television's First Black Gay Wedding

Empire made television history Wednesday night. The Fox drama depicted network television’s first Black, gay wedding with two male characters, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Kai (Toby Onwumere).

Star Gabourey Sidibe noted the groundbreaking moment on Twitter:

This episode serves as the final season appearance for Jussie Smollett, who was written out of the final two episodes of the season. We find out in the episode that his exit is explained by the characters’ honeymoon.

If Smollett does not return to the show in season six, this very well may have been his last appearance on the show. But if his Empire cast members have anything to say about it, Smollett will be back. They penned a letter to the Empire bosses and Fox execs, asking that Smollett be brought back for season 6.

Watch a clip from the landmark episode below:

 

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Photo: Fox 

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