In an article written in the Daily Mail, Piers Morgan blasted Jussie Smollett in response to the dropping of the 16 grand jury charges in relation to Smollett’s staged hate crime. In the past, Morgan expressed his feelings for Smollett by calling him “sickening, shameful disgrace” who deserved “no mercy and no sympathy.” Morgan is taking his words back and changing the tone by now saying, “In fact, I wish I’d gone in much harder,” also adding that Smollett was a “truly despicable human being.”
After the charges were completely dropped, Smollett addressed the media:
I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of. This has been an incredibly difficult time, honestly one of the worst of my entire life, but I am a man of faith, and I am a man that has knowledge of my history and I would not bring my family, our lives, or the movement through a fire like this, I just wouldn’t.
Smollett also stated that, “I’d like nothing more than just to get back to work and move on with my life but make no mistakes I will always continue to fight for the justice, equality and betterment of marginalized people everywhere.”
In response to this ridiculous statement by Smollett, Morgan said sarcastically, “Wow. As I watched him speak, so eloquently and so powerfully, I felt a surge of sympathy welling inside me for this poor misjudged young man who had just been cleared of staging a race-hate, homophobic attack on HIMSELF.”
Part of the reason why Smollett was let off the hook which was noted by the Chicago prosecutors, was because of his 16 hours of community service and his $10,000 bail.
“You dropped all charges against him because he’s GUILTY?” Morgan questioned. “At this point my bemusement turned to cold fury.”
Check out what Morgan wrote in his article:
Last month, when the charges were first made, I accused Smollett of being “the most hideous, reprehensible, disgusting, sniveling little liar in America.” I said he was a “sickening, shameful disgrace” who had lynched the truth in the most despicable manner possible and deserved “no mercy and no sympathy.”
Morgan returned to one of his original thoughts which was he wishes he was harder on Smollett before:
For the truth is Smollett wasn’t content with just perpetrating an act of wicked deception that grabbed global headlines and made a mockery of real victims of racial or homophobic attacks. No, he had to go a step further even than that and pretend he’s been completely exonerated of any wrongdoing and is once again the victim – not just of the original ‘attack’, but now of a terrible slur against his good name and reputation.
By doing this, he has confirmed himself to be a truly despicable human being. It takes a rare kind of execrable douchebag to invoke his mother, God, black history, justice, equality and the “betterment of marginalized people” as he brazenly lies about being cleared over an incident that did unbelievable damage to justice, equality and marginalized people.
To wrap up the article, Morgan wrote, “Smollett lynched the truth, caused immeasurable harm to real victims, betrayed America’s black and gay communities, and thinks he’s got away with it. His reward for all this shouldn’t be a return to his $100,000-an-episode life as a feted TV star. Smollett should be fired from Empire, banished from Hollywood and treated like the pariah he deserves to be, by an industry that supposedly prides itself on tolerance. This wouldn’t fully atone for such a grotesque insult to justice, but it would help.”
Couldn’t agree more! What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!