The Left Goes Silent as Empire Actor’s Story Exposed as a Fraud
There was simply no way to tell that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was lying about the racist, homophobic attack that a group of deplorable Trump supporters visited upon him late last month. The story had all the hallmarks of truth. We certainly know that Trump supporters are prone to violent attacks on minorities. We certainly know that violent, racist, homophobic Trump supporters are likely to be huge fans of “Empire,” to the point of knowing who one of the non-central actors is. We know that there’s no more likely place to find virulently-hostile Trump supporters than the freezing streets of downtown Chicago in the middle of the night. Who could have doubted this story?
Well, it was certainly believed by more than a few people.
“@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know,” tweeted presidential candidate Kamala Harris. “I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.”
“The racist, homophobic attack on @JussieSmollett is an affront to our humanity,” tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery & that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once & for all.”
“What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country,” tweeted probably presidential contender Joe Biden. “We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie.”
As it turns out, of course, Smollett orchestrated the whole fiasco. According to sources within the Chicago PD, the actor paid a couple of Nigerian brothers $3,500 to stage the attack and frame it to make it look like Smollett was assaulted by MAGA-loving, gay-hating, racist rednecks. It’s unclear why Smollett went to these lengths, but early reports had it that he was concerned about being written off his show. We’d have to guess that if he wasn’t in danger of losing his role before, this will probably do the trick.
Here’s hoping that Smollett gets a nice jail sentence for wasting the Chicago PD’s time and money and that he gets the mental help he very clearly needs. But this is about more than Smollett’s bizarre behavior; this is about the left’s eager credulity when it comes to anything that makes white men – and especially Trump supporting white men – look like America’s face of evil. The Smollett “attack” came only a week or so after that shameful Covington Catholic story, and yet here came all the usual suspects to condemn the right, having learned absolutely nothing about jumping the gun.
At this point, we simply assume that any news story that says a Trump supporter is guilty of a hate crime will turn out to be some kind of fake, left-wing false flag. Because more often than not over the last couple of years, that’s exactly they turn out to be.