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Right-wing media is in meltdown after Jussie Smollett charges dropped

Right-wing media is in meltdown after Jussie Smollett charges dropped

Jussie Smollett interrupted his performance at the 2015 BET Awards to speak out about the Supreme Court's landmark decision legalizing gay marriage.

Right-wing media is in meltdown after Chicago dropped charges against gay actor Jussie Smollett today (26 March).

Smollett had been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report. In total, he faced 16 felony charges.

His record was also wiped clean.

And, because of this, right-wing media has gone insane.

Right-wing media goes into meltdown

Kaya Jones, vocalist, said it was an ‘attack on the American people’.

‘He needs to be held for his hate crime!’ she said.

Turning Point USA president Charlie Kirk claimed it was an example of ‘Democrat privilege’.

BlazeTV personality Steven Crowder also condemned Smollett.

‘PSA: Just because you’ve had criminal charges against you dropped doesn’t mean you aren’t still a piece of shit.’

YouTube white nationalist pundit Stefan Molyneux claimed the case debunked the notion of ‘white privilege.’

One America News correspondent Jack Posobiec said: ‘Jussie Smollett is perfect example of how our justice system is broken.

‘You can be a Democrat and get away with anything.’

YourVoice America host Bill Mitchell said: ‘HOW THE HELL IS THIS POSSIBLE?’

Others have been more reasonable.

Smollett’s attorneys said: ‘It is a reminder that a victim, in this case Jussie, deserves dignity and respect. Dismissal of charges against the victim in this case was the only just result.’

Cook County prosecutors said: ‘After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.’

January incident in Chicago

Smollett, 36, reported being attacked on in the early hours of 29 January in Chicago. The gay actor and singer said he’d gone out for food when two men attacked him. He said they threw an unidentified liquid at him and put a noose around his neck.

He took himself to hospital and notified police.

Police later arrested two men in connection with the attack. However, after questioning the men and carrying out investigations, they arrested Smollett.

Police alleged he had lied about the assault, suggesting he concocted the incident for publicity purposes.

News of the charges being dropped will inevitably raise questions about why charges were brought in the first place.

H/T RightWingWatch

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