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REPORT: Smollett May Have Stolen Attack Plot From ‘Empire’ Creator’s Instagram Post

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John Salvatore

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What’s that old saying?

Art imitates life, right?

Well, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, the artist who faked a hate crime in an attempt to gain larger fame, may have stolen the idea from the show’s creator who posted on Instagram about an allegedly similar real-life situation.

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From The Sun:

JUSSIE Smollett may have got his “hoax homophobic attack plot” idea from an Instagram post the creator of his series Empire launched weeks before.

Smollett may have tried to play on Daniel’s emotions in the hopes of becoming an “LGBT hero”, TMZ reported, citing anonymous sources.

Lee Daniels, 59, posted a heartfelt video on January 10, after his cousin was assaulted because he is gay.

Daniels wrote:

This past week my cousin was beat up for being gay and I am sick of hearing these stories. It’s the beginning of a new year and we need to do better. We need to continue to remember to love and to turn against the hate that we’re seeing out there. But we all need to fight that fight together. For all the people who are hurting, who are struggling, and who are trying to find some meaning in this life, I am here to say if you need a safe place or a ear to listen, then I’m here. I’m listening to what you’re saying and what you’re going through. I am standing up for you and will continue to fight for you. This is my mission and message to you for the beginning of 2019. If you are struggling check out the link in my bio and please go to @glaad @humanrightscampaign @trevorproject ????????

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This past week my cousin was beat up for being gay and I am sick of hearing these stories. It’s the beginning of a new year and we need to do better. We need to continue to remember to love and to turn against the hate that we’re seeing out there. But we all need to fight that fight together. For all the people who are hurting, who are struggling, and who are trying to find some meaning in this life, I am here to say if you need a safe place or a ear to listen, then I’m here. I’m listening to what you’re saying and what you’re going through. I am standing up for you and will continue to fight for you. This is my mission and message to you for the beginning of 2019. If you are struggling check out the link in my bio and please go to @glaad @humanrightscampaign @trevorproject ????????

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Smollett was charged with a felony and arrested by the Chicago Police Department.

He orchestrated a hate crime against himself because he was upset with his pay on the show ($65,000 per episode) and that he was soon going to be written off.

It is now possible he’ll do time behind bars.

MSNBC decided to give a guest time to speak on how he thinks Smollett was framed by Trump-supporting cops.

No joke.

Even after all the evidence we’ve seen? Wow.

Really?

From Fox News:

MSNBC finally got around to covering the scandal surrounding “Empire” star Jussie Smollett and allowed a guest to float a theory that Trump-supporting cops are lying about the case.

[…]

“It was incredibly shocking on day one to see the police department call it a racist and homophobic attack,” Stafford said. “As someone that has been investigating these for years in Chicago, that was really unprecedented… people in the background were worried they were leaning into this victim part of the story because they didn’t believe him and they wanted to use it against him at the end, when they were able to prove that he was lying.”

[…]

“The police were openly confirming and not confirming certain reports and not doing it to other parts of the story, due to the vocal nature in this case, it was really peculiar,” Stafford said. “People have a lot of reason to not trust them… a deep history of openly lying to citizens. This police department did, in 2016, openly, through their union support Donald Trump.”

 

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