Blog 18-22

For my blog this week I wanted to talk about the Jussie Smollett. Jussie Smollett is an actor in the tv series Empire. He has been in the news the past two weeks for reporting that he was attacked because of racial profiling. It was later found out that this was staged as a publicity stunt for his career.

He has now been  indicted for disorderly conduct for allegedly staging the attack and filing a false police report. He has been scrutinized by politicians in Chicago and many famous celebrities such as Carti B.

I am very shocked that this happened and am very interested on how the court system will deal with this. I would never in a million years think that someone would use racial discrimination to benefit their professional career. I personally think he should be charged for his crimes.

What do you think is the right way to handle this?

Update 3/9

Jessie Smollett can be charged with 16 charges adding up to 64 years in prison. The grand jury will make their decision in Cook County in the following weeks.


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