So Jussie Smollett’s racist MAGA attackers actually turned out to be black? The story gets funnier by the second.
Everybody says it’s a throwback to the Tawana Brawley case but to me it’s more like the white paint hoax in New York back in the early nineties. A crime-ridden city wastes a ton of resources and interviews hundreds of people to find the racist attackers who poured white paint on two black and one Hispanic kids threatening to “make them white.” Politicians fall all over themselves to condemn the horrible racists but it turns out this was all a self-serving hoax.
Or an Emory College student who claimed she had bleach poured on her clothes and her stuffed teddy bears were mutilated in a racist attack. There was a wave of outrage, passionate proclamations of condemnation and then…. it turned out she was trying to wiggle out of trouble for cheating on a midterm and concocted the whole thing.
There were a couple more of these fake bleach attacks back then.
This was all in the nineties but it’s clear that some folks are eager to bring the nineties back.
The funny thing is that I was on another continent when it all happened but I know about it and now don’t take any of these bleach stories seriously. I know about these things from watching TV shows and reading many years after they happened. But the people who were here and experienced it all in real time, what’s their excuse for falling for this hoax?