Twitter unloads on Empire star Jussie Smollett after news reports say Chicago police think he paid two brothers to assault him outside his apartment.
We are a very divided nation right now and to think he claims that Donald Trump supporters assaulted him and shouted this is “MAGA country” as they poured bleach on him is disgraceful.
Smollett reportedly paid Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo to stage the attack. The two men were detained on Wednesday, but were later released on Friday with no charges. They are said to be cooperating with police.
Smollett has hired a criminal defense lawyer, which makes a lot of people wonder, if he did nothing wrong, why would he need a defense lawyer in the first place?
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) February 16, 2019
— Jae! (@IamJaeElle) February 17, 2019
Black Gay Twitter when they found out Jussie Smollett attack was staged pic.twitter.com/AKSEDs7K6I
— JamakeComedy (@Jamake0602) February 17, 2019
Jussie Smollett, you done tremendous damage to Black & Gay people who face violence, physical & verbal. I don't know what this was about but this is some next level mental health issue for you to create such an elaborate story. I'm so disappointed in you. Seek the help you need.
— Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) February 17, 2019
— Jayson Johnson 🎬 (@jjtweet) February 16, 2019
In the era of Trump, w/hate crimes on the rise across America — the Jussie Smollett hoax is such a gross disservice, not only to those in the #LGBTQ community who've suffered real physical and psychological abuse, but also those who worry daily if they'll be targeted next. #AMJoy
— Bill Madden (@activist360) February 17, 2019
Jussie Smollett is all the way CANCELLED pic.twitter.com/oqvBcoEYW7
— The Honorable Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) February 17, 2019
If #JussieSmollett orchestrated this scam and claimed he was attacked because he’s black and gay, the real tragedy will be all of the victims of REAL hate crimes whose stories won’t be believed. pic.twitter.com/XIWwXazg5L
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorBlackwell) February 17, 2019
Live look at Jussie Smollett pic.twitter.com/6LLkqxQvQk
— MB (@babyitsmb) February 17, 2019
The entire internet @ Jussie Smollett rn: pic.twitter.com/fXqmKy84jP
— Brunchism, The Podcast🥂 (@Brunchism) February 16, 2019
Jussie Smollett trying to launch his career pic.twitter.com/asXnpCk5hf
— A Guy (@AGuyinBflo) February 17, 2019
— Ali ✨🥀 (@smokingvibez_) February 17, 2019