Virtually everyone in America is aware of the story promoted by ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett. According to Smollett, he was attacked by two white men in the streets of Chicago; these white men supposedly yelled, “This is MAGA country,” while beating up Smollett and pouring bleach on him. If this sounds too far-fetched to believe, then you won’t be shocked to learn that it was all a hoax.
As the Chicago police investigate this story, they now believe that Smollett stated the hate crime and hired two Nigerian brothers to play the role of the attackers. However, Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, the brothers in question, have officially spoken out, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Reviewing the Statement of the Two Brothers
Yesterday, Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo released the following statement:
“We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”
Last Wednesday, the two brothers were taken into custody during a time where it was believed that they were behind the alleged attacks on Smollett. However, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo were both released on Friday; they are currently facing no charges.
The brothers have additionally spoken out and shared their views on what prompted Smollett to stage this hate crime and go as far as he’s gone with it. According to Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, Smollett received hate mail towards the end of January. When the letter did not garner the desired attention from the public, Smollett decided to feign being the victim of an attack from MAGA supporters.
Perhaps one of the most shocking things about this entire debacle is that Smollett actually believed that he would get away with this.
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