A 2017 music video by Jussie Smollett featured a fake President Trump, a noose swinging behind a black man, and a criticism of “alternative facts.”
For those who believe the openly gay black actor faked an attack against himself, it’s ironic because that attack involved a noose and, according to Chicago Police, fake Trump supporters who yelled “This is MAGA county!” and an overindulgence of alternative facts.
The music video directed by and starring Smollett, who is a liberal activist on top of being a music artist and “Empire” TV show actor, seemed to check the box for most of the major social justice warrior causes.
The video (PARENTAL WARNING: Repeated F-bombs) featured the names of black people involved in police-related shootings, a woman with a headscarf, Border Patrol agents, an implied lynching, several racist and anti-gay slurs, refugees, abortion activists, someone wearing a sinister Trump mask, a black Jesus, a “resist” chant, and mentions of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, Flint water crisis, and bathroom gender debate.
In it’s lyrics and imagery, it also seemed to imply that Trump has brought us back into the era of segregation.
In related news, the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago held a protest outside Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’ office on Monday, according to Fox News. Chicago Police, as well as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, have been outraged by a decision by Foxx’ office to drop 16 felony charges against Smollett in exchange for him forfeiting his $10,000 bond.
The prosecutor put in charge of the case even acknowledged that he thinks Smollett is guilty of lying to the police about the attack, yet he’s defended his decision to let him go free and have the case sealed.
Supporters of Smollett joined activist Rev. Jesse Jackson in counter-protesting in support of Foxx.
Activist Rev. Al Sharpton also defended Foxx, according to the Chicago Tribune, and implied that Emanuel and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson are attacking Foxx for purely political reasons.