The entire Jussie Smollett story should serve as a warning to people in America, particularly conservatives and other people in this country who identify as supporters of President Donald Trump; Townhall notes this in one of their most recent pieces about this matter.
Reviewing the Jussie Smollett Saga
‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett spun a story about being the victim of a hate crime in order to advance his career and public image. Smollett alleged that he was attacked by two men who poured bleach on him, assaulted him, and yelled: “this is MAGA country.” He furthermore received a piece of hate mail prior to the attack which has since been debunked as a hoax. Of course, it all turned out to be a fish story.
It turns out that Smollett paid $3,500 to two Nigerian brothers in order for them to help him stage the attack. Newly released footage showed the brothers buying ski masks and red hats shortly before the attack. Additionally, Smollett sent the hate mail to himself and when that failed to garner the attention he sought, he then resorted to faking the hate crime.
Due to Smollett staging the phony crime, he is now in police custody and facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct. Additional updates on this matter are still underway.
The Lesson to be Learned
There are many lessons to be learned from the Jussie Smollett saga. One of the most important lessons of all is that we should not be so quick to believe each and every story where one claims to be a victim. Smollett knew exactly what he was doing. He made up this fish story with the intent to rile people up and demonize Trump supporters. This is why he stated that one of his assailants screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
It will be fascinating to see where this story goes over the next few days and whether or not Smollett will serve any jail time.
What do you think will happen to Jussie Smollett now that it has been determined that he lied? Let us know in the comments section down below!
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