I know this is going to come as a complete surprise, folks. But the supposed Hate Crime against actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax.
[Insert shocked face here]
I’m so completely stunned by the news …
…Nope. I can’t even pretend to be surprised.
Two men are being questioned in relation to the so-called “attack.”
And they’re a couple of white Trump supporters.
Actually, they’re black.
And apparently at least one of them worked on Smollett’s show “Empire.”
According to Rob Elgas of ABC7 in Chicago, multiple sources have told them that police suspect that Smollett staged the attack with the help of these two men.
BREAKING: Multiple soucres tell @ABC7Chicago Eyewitness News Jussie Smollet and the 2 men who are being questioned by police staged the attack – allegedly because his character was being written out of the show Empire.— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 15, 2019
Now I understand why Smollett only provided the police with redacted phone records.
I mean, if you’re going to choreograph a hoax attack with the help of a couple other guys, the last thing you want is for the police to follow up on those phone numbers.
And here I thought the reason he did that was to hide the fact that he wasn’t on the phone with his manager.
At this point, it appears more likely he was hiding the phone calls between him and his hoax crime supporting actors.
MORE: Someone familiar with the investigation says Smollet was a no-show for an interview earlier today with detectives. All of this coming hours after Smollett spoke to @GMA speaking out in his first media interview taking aim at those who doubted his story.— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 15, 2019
So, let me see if I have this straight. He has time to get interviewed by Good Morning America to continue flogging this hoax. But he didn’t have time to do an interview with detectives?
Honestly, going on Good Morning America was a tremendously bad idea.
But skipping out on the interview with the police is even worse.
You’d have to be either deeply stupid or a sociopath to put your mug on national television over a hoax crime you staged with a couple of day players.
But then to be a no-show when the cops want to question you?
Good grief, that takes stones.
But I do want to thank Jussie Smollett.
Thanks to his staged hoax crime, he succeeded in getting a whole lot of people to take the bait and fall for it hook, line and sinker.
And not the least among them are three folks running for President of the United States.
The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I’m glad he’s safe.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 29, 2019
To those in Congress who don’t feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention. https://t.co/EwXFxl5f2m
And, let’s not forget everyone’s favorite nitwit:
Actually, genius. There’s no such thing as the attack.
Personally, I don’t want folks to sugar-coat the rise in hoax crimes myself.
But something tells me AOC and the rest of these gullible halfwits with trip all over themselves to not just sugar-coat but completely gloss over this latest in a long line of hoax crimes.
I’m thinking none of these folks will bother issuing a retraction.
The hate crime gets attention — so long as it makes Trump and his supporters look bad.
But the hoax crime? That will be quickly flushed down the memory hole.
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