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Jussie Smolett-Mentally ill?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Yup. Very unoriginal but effective tactic for fading star of any colour.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Yusuf Gifted Forceps

    I think it shows he obviously thought this was a good career move. That there is a market for racism in America. A dearth of genuine victims of racism. He was looking to fill that gap in the market on the basis that it would give him a million victim points to use in Hollywood.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,488 ✭✭✭ patnor1011

    It used to be "stolen pictures" or "sex tape" before. It is not so popular or effective in current climate so he went for the next best thing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭ Brucie Bonus

    He should be done for some kind of hate crime for the damage he did to the gay and black communities. Those making such false claims are no better than the bigots, worse maybe.

  • Posts: 18,752 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Just attention seeking, plain and simple

  • Registered Users Posts: 653 ✭✭✭ DarkJager21

    He did this as leverage to land a bigger role in Empire which he was part of (an awful nonsensical mess of a series he starred in). He’s a disgusting manipulative racist and I hope he gets what is coming to him with this trial.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,006 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34

    Not mentally ill, but a massive consumer of the Kool Aid and listener to his own publicist.

    But his career is over now. At least any career than doesn't involve offering fries with that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,809 ✭✭✭✭ Danzy

    There was a lot of potential in it and he would have been cruising on the wave of the Zeitgeist.

    It worked for so many others, he was unlucky.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,534 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    No he isn’t mentally ill, he was in this Instance calculating and being a dick. I remember all the Hollywood set tweeting like canaries singing about how they stood with him and all along it was him staging an attack.

    I remember the black Chicago police chief being visible pissed off about and called him out on it and he was right.I shouldn’t get away with a slap on the wrist for this carry on.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,844 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman

    I remember when it first happened and thinking that's a bit too perfect. MAGA hats, noose around the neck, racial & homophobic slurs, all happening to this moderately known actor.

    My initial thought was also that the only thing he is known for is Empire. A show mostly about black people and the black music industry. WTF are homophobic white supremacists doing watching Empire? How would they even know who is was?

    Jussie Smollett is your typical actor, living in a world of dilusion. Thinking that we would believe anything. Thinking this will be a silver bullet for his career.

    The relief is that the people involved owned up to it. Because media would have rolled on with this ridiculous story.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It's a shame the special prosecutor isn't going after Kim Foxx aswell. She was the one who quietly dropped all charges against Smolett, before a special prosecutor was assigned to the case. Her controversial decision shocked many and led to an unprecedented press conference by the Chicago Police Department in which it blasted the decision. 

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    Supply and demand.

  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 65,224 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty

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