Empire actor Jussie Smollett just got caught committing one of the worst fake hate crimes in modern history against White people in America with opposing political views.
Smollett accused two white men in MAGA hats of yelling racial and homophobic slurs at him, dumping bleach on him, tying a noose around his neck and beating him up outside of his upscale Chicago apartment.
Yesterday, the Chicago Police Department charged Jussie Smollett with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report about the fake hate crime.
Smollett went directly from the courthouse yesterday, where he was mobbed by reporters to the set of Empire.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told the press yesterday that he would continue to “pray” for Smollett, calling him a “troubled young man who resorted to both drastic and illegal tactics to gain attention.
Not everyone, however, is offended by Smollett’s horrific fake race and sexual orientation hate crime. Iyanla Vanzant, the host of Oprah Network’s “Fix My Life,” says she doesn’t need to hear an apology from Smollett, she’s already forgiven him. A Variety reporter caught up with Iylana Vanzant, host of the Oprah Network show, “Fix My Life.” During his interview with the author and lawyer, Vanzant told him that Smollett told a lie, “the same way the leader of our country does every day.” (Because somehow, this has to be Trump’s fault…right?) When the Variety reporter asked how everyone is to make sense of Smollett’s lie, she responded by saying, “Wow, look at us! He’s one of us!” Vanzant continued, “If he did this, at the core, he did what we do every day—he told a lie.” It should be noted, that the Variety reporter nodded in acknowledgment of Vanzant’s stunning statement, that “we lie every day,” as though there was nothing unusual about the outrageous claim she just made. Vanzant continued, as she attempted to explain away Smollett’s lie, saying he lied because he has an “unheard, unspoken, unacknowledged pain” and because “we aren’t taught to really live in fame, and how to live before the cameras.” LOL!
Vanzant admitted she’s lied to get her way, and that it’s not a big deal. Vanzant said that she’s already forgiven Smollett. Vanzant told the Variety reporter, “Instead of making it about him, because he’s on Empire, let’s make it about the fragility of who we are as human beings,” she continued, “because we are so fragile.”
Iyanla Vanzant on Jussie Smollett: “He told a lie. That’s what he did. Now we can make up whatever we want to make up about it, but he told a lie the same way the leader of this country does every day”
Iyanla Vanzant on Jussie Smollett: "He told a lie. That's what he did. Now we can make up whatever we want to make up about it, but he told a lie the same way the leader of this country does every day" #BlackWomenInHollywood pic.twitter.com/yVpiivLnG6
— Variety (@Variety) February 21, 2019
Yesterday, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson went off on Smollett. He started his press conference by saying he wished the families of gun victims would get as much attention as the Jussie Smollett story. He slammed Smollett for taking advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career. Johnson asked, “Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose, to make false accusations? How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate that symbol to further his own public profile?”
Johnson asked: “How can an individual who’s been embraced by the city of Chicago, turn around and slap everyone in this city by making these false claims? Bogus police reports cause real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim who’s in need of support by police and investigators as well as the citizens in this city.”
Johnson continued to tell the press that he’s offended and angered by Smollett’s “publicity stunt,” saying that “It’s a scar that Chicago didn’t earn, and certainly didn’t deserve.”
Who do you think has the more adult approach to Smollett’s hate crime against White Trump supporters? Please tell us what you think of the Variety interview vs. the Chicago Police Superintendent press conference in the comment section below.