Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Jussie Smollett: ‘If I Had Done This, I’d Be A Piece Of S***’

'Everything that I said was the god's honest truth, but it's just the way that it was... '

(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Race-crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett — out of prison as he appeals his 150-day sentence — has doubled down on his claim that he was assaulted in the streets of Chicago by white MAGA supporters, who shouted “this is MAGA country” as the threw acid on him and put a noose around his neck.

During an interview on SiruxXM’s Sway in the Morning, Smollett told his sympathetic hosts that, “If I had done this, I’d be a piece of s***.”

“If I had done something like this, it would mean that I stuck my fist in the pain of black Americans in this country for over 400 years,” the actor continued. “It would mean that I stuck my fist in the fears of the LGBTQ community all over the world.”

Throughout the interview, Smollett only referred to the events of January 29, 2019, in the subjunctive mood, according to the Daily Wire.

“There would be no reason for me to do some dumb, corny s*** like that,” Smollett said before going on to complain in the indicative mood about how “they took [auditions] from me” after the hoax was revealed.

The only failing to which Smollett would admit was the over-the-top emotion he displayed during his nationally televised interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on Feb. 15, 2019.

Smollett attributed the “performative nature” of his role in that interview to a failure to adequately deal with “internalized homophobia as an openly gay black man who leads with his blackness.”

“Everything that I said was the god’s honest truth, but it’s just the way that it was,” he said. “That is part of a bigger conversation that we should probably have at some point about the internalized homophobia that we’re kind of conditioned with from the moment that we get on this earth.”

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