Jussie Smollett guilty of disorderly conduct

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Shooting yourself in the foot can be painful.


I don’t really care that he wasted the time of the police department so much as that he gave more fuel to racism denialists to dismiss every legitimate hate crime as a “false flag” attack orchestrated by Social Justice Warriors trying to make white people look bad.


100% this, I’ve heard several people this week talking about it with thinly veiled racism, implying that this is the case for most hate crimes. It’s just disgusting, and I hope he’s ashamed of himself.


“We always weaken what we exaggerate” - some French playwright I could look up, but since I know none of his works, I would be exaggerating my knowledge and so won’t do it.

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