Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Jussie Smollett’s Siblings Come to His Defense by Blaming the Media & Quoting Malcolm

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*Jussie Smollett‘s brothers and sisters are pointing the finger at the media for his the big problem he finds himself in.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and brother Jocqui Smollett, the actor’s sister and brother posted to Instagram a quote by Malcolm X in response to the mounting doubt over the alleged racist and homophobic attack last month.

“This is the media, the irresponsible media. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal,” the post reads.

“If you aren’t careful, the media will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

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And there’s this tweet from a fan  that Jocqui reposted, which said:

“I have a feeling even if we had video of Jussie Smollett being attacked…y’all would still discredit him. Because it’s easier to believe what aligns with your contempt for survivors of hate crimes, sexual abuse, etc who happen to be LGBTQ+, disabled, or women.”

As we reported, last month, Smollett claimed he had been attacked by two masked men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs — in addition to yelling “this is MAGA country” — before he was viciously beaten and had a chemical poured on him.

But things changed on Saturday when Chicago police released a statement after interviewing the two Nigerian brothers who were initially considered suspects.

“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Two law enforcement sources also told CNN that CPD are now operating under the belief that Smollett paid the two brothers, who he knew from “Empire,” to orchestrate an assault on him; however this has not been confirmed by law enforcement. Attorneys for Smollett claimed that the actor felt “victimized” by the various media reports suggesting he may have been involved in orchestrating his own attack.

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