Jussie Smollett was spared prosecution for orchestrating a hate hoax on account of his insider connections earlier this week, and now it appears the Chicago actor is swiftly pivoting from being bailed out by his elite progressive friends to being openly lauded by them.
Smollett has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, an event taking place this Saturday. Individuals associated with the event, such as “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson, have stated they not only hope Smollett attends the event, but goes on to win the award, merely days after escaping accountability for planning the hoax.
Nominees were announced in February, before Smollett claimed to have been attacked by white ‘MAGA’ bandits at three in the morning in the streets of Chicago. Smollett was actually ‘attacked’ by two Nigerian brothers with whom he had worked with, and paid them $3,500 beforehand.
When speaking to USA Today, Anderson stated he hoped Smollett would win the award, in the belief that he was being unfairly railroaded by the criminal justice system.
“I hope he wins. I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of color. So I’m glad it worked out for him.”
While Smollett’s cakewalk in the justice system did in fact demonstrate that the criminal justice system is not fair, it do so in the reverse manner from which Anderson claims. The Chicago Police and even the City’s mayor expressed their opposition to the decision by the State’s Attorney to let Smollett off with nothing more than 18 hours of community service, citing the massive evidence they had demonstrating that Smollett orchestrated the hoax.
Instead of punishment for his own actions, Smollett will receive congratulations and praise from cultural progressives. Perhaps he’ll even be the recipient of a new category of award at the event- “Best Hoax.”
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