Convicted felon Jussie Smollett was found guilty by a jury of his peers for staging a fake “hate crime” against himself to advance his own career.
The jury decided, based on overwhelming evidence, that the disgraced actor had indeed faked the attack he reported in 2019.
He was convicted on five felony charges by the court.
The host of celebrities and politicians who instantly believed his tall tale and enthusiastically supported him may be silent after the conviction, but Smollett still has supporters in at least one quarter.
Black Lives Matter has affirmed full support for Smollett, blaming his conviction on a “corrupt justice system.”
BLM refuses to give up on Smollett hoax
Melina Abdullah, a leading BLM activist, put out a full statement announcing her continued support for Smollett. Abdullah claims that it was, in fact, the police who lied and not the failing actor.
The statement does not seem to offer any explanation for this confidence in Smollett’s testimony other than an absolute and unwavering commitment to sticking with him as a black man.
It would be difficult to offer any remotely reasonable explanation for the attack other than that Smollett lied and made it all up, as jurors concluded over the course of the trial.
The story of a “MAGA country” lynching attempt in the heart of Chicago was absurd from the beginning and a mountain of evidence was quickly assembled which proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Smollett had staged the incident to promote his career.
As this evidence accumulated most liberals quietly abandoned Smollett to his fate, knowing that under any amount of scrutiny his story would disintegrate and embarrass those still supporting him.
For BLM, however, anti-black hate crimes are in low supply and it is unacceptable to give up on even the most ridiculous hoax without first milking it for all it’s worth.
Fake hate crime industry takes a blow
There is no word in the BLM statement on the fact that two Nigerian brothers admitted that the actor had paid them to help him stage the attack and file a false report to the police.
BLM isn’t too fond of those police officers, especially when they’re in Chicago.
The statement simply assumes that they lied about everything to make it look like Smollett did not experience a real assault.
The SPLC, which isn’t much of an improvement over BLM, at least admitted that they knew the actor lied.
One of the SPLC’s leaders even said that she was angry about the lie.
Not because Smollett tried to slander millions of Americans though.
The SPLC is angry because his amateurish attempt is making their own professional hoaxes more likely to come under scrutiny from the public.
Both organizations exist to feed off of an epidemic of hate crimes which does not exist. Only their reactions differ significantly when one of those hate hoaxes is exposed in a humiliating fashion.
Americans should be very thankful for Jussie Smollett and his friends at BLM.
The actor and the organization have inadvertently reminded millions of good people that the next hate crime which looks suspicious is very likely to be another poorly constructed hoax.