Jussie Smollett's excuse for 'fake attack' sets social media on fire
Reports that Empire actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staged an attack on himself because he was "dissatisfied with his salary" has added fuel to an already raging fire on social media.
The actor topped worldwide Twitter trends list once again on Thursday night as people shared their different theories of the story behind the story of the bizarre 'fake attack'.
"(The suspect) took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career”, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said as reported by The Guardian.
The internet has been a mess since Chicago police announced that the actor was arrested for allegedly orchestrating the attack he claimed was homophobic and racist courtesy of Maga supporters.
Since January 29, which was when Jussie first made the damning claims the story has taken a dramatic twist. Jussie has since been charged with a class four felony for falsifying a police report, handed himself over to the police to be arrested and posted $100,000 bail.
@JussieSmollett Just made more intelligent people see the disgusting lies from the left!! Every one who ran with this lying scums story should be ashamed of them selves, the first time I heard the outlandish story I knew it was bullshit!#MAGA god bless president @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/mmeySsEJF1— Kathy Koski (@kathy_koski) February 21, 2019
The Guardian reported that the actor also had to surrender his passport and that he's kept mum since the walls came crashing down around him.
Jussie's lawyers issued a statement saying the actor “enjoys the presumption of innocence”.
While Jussie has been the subject of much debate on social media, on Thursday he had the attention of US president Donald Trump. Donald asked him if he considered the insults MAGA supporters have had to endure since his allegations made the news.
Meanwhile, the conspiracy theorists are working overtime on Twitter.
why are y’all so quick to believe the chicago police when the ‘evidence’ hardly adds up? do u guys actually read articles or form opinions off of clickbait headlines? there’s no overwhelming evidence to prove jussie is guilty pic.twitter.com/1xRBVJ7Gvp— head bi in charge (@mgaywatson) February 21, 2019
#TrumpCult— J Reed (@EarthlingJR) February 21, 2019
Although I'm MUCH relieved that Jussie Smollett was NOT the victim of a hate crime...I believe HIS lies will be devastating to ALL people who oppose #Trump & his MAGA Base.
REAL crimes will continue to be committed & #Trump will use the #Smollett case to spread doubt. pic.twitter.com/LkCxTxPLQP