Americans are getting wimpier and more pathetic, thanks to the political left’s fetishization of victim culture. Actor Jussie Smollett is a perfect example of how embracing “victimhood chic” can ruin your life.

Smollett is a 36-year-old actor who starred on the hip-hop-centric TV show “Empire” from 2015 until February 2019.

Jussie Smollett Scandal Sees Actor Fake Victim Status

Smollett was earning $125,000 per episode starring on a hit TV show. Despite his privileged status as a rich, famous, successful actor, Smollett wasn’t satisfied.


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He wanted to the world to fawn over him, so he cast himself as a victim. How? He hired two Nigerian brothers to stage a fake race crime in Chicago.

Jussie Smollett embodies today’s “victim culture.” The actor won nationwide sympathy after hiring two Nigerian brothers to stage a fake hate crime. | Source: Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Smollett Rocketed to Fame for Being a Victim

In his January 2019 police report, Smollett claimed he was attacked by two white Donald Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats.

Smollett, who’s openly gay, claimed his attackers called him racist, homophobic slurs, tied a rope around his neck, and poured bleach on him while yelling, “This is MAGA country!”

Like many Hollywood celebrities, Smollett despises President Donald Trump and has trashed him countless times on Twitter dating back to 2011.

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Jussie Smollett had not minced words about Donald Trump. | Source: Twitter

Before the fake crime, most Americans had never heard of Jussie Smollett. But once news surfaced that he had been the victim of a racist, homophobic attack, A-list celebrities and politicians tweeted about him and celebrated him as a symbol of bravery.

The only problem was, it was all a lie. Smollett now faces up to 64 years in jail after being indicted on 16 felony counts for filing a false police report.

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