Posted BY: Alicia Powe
Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett is still crying wolf after the professional victim staged a hate crime, lied under oath, and managed to evade his 150-day jail sentence.
The convicted felon, who hired two black men to masquerade as Trump supporters and beat him, insists he did not fabricate the homophobic, racist attack and that his moral compass as a black gay man makes him incapable of orchestrating the hoax.
“If I had done this, I’d be a piece of s***. And I don’t think that’s really questionable,” Smollett argued on Sway’s SiriusXM show on Wednesday. “If I had done something like this, it would mean that I stuck my fist in the pain of black African Americans in this country for over 400 years.”
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“It would mean that I stuck my fist in the fears of the LGBTQ community all over the world. I am not that mother*****. Never have been. Don’t need to be.”
In January 2019, Smollett claimed two “white men” ambushed him at 2 am in 20-degree weather in downtown Chicago while screaming, “This is MAGA country!” The “Empire” actor told police the attackers poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck while verbally abusing him with homophobic and racial slurs.
Following two years of investigation and litigation, in December, a jury determined Smollett irrefutably staged the attack. The alleged assaulters, two black Nigerian brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, confirmed Smollett hired them to fake the attack because he wanted to boost his celebrity profile during testimony.