Skip to comments.CNNís Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ĎThis is the fall of an iconí
Posted on 02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST by ETL
Moments after Chicago cops laid out their case against Smollett, the CNN pundit made the eyebrow-raising comparison during a conversation with anchor Kate Bolduan.
This is the fall of an icon and I dont think people understand how important he has been in the black community.
Empire as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community, Jones said.
The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against homophobia.
As for Smollett, 36, he is accused of orchestrating an elaborate hoax involving two "bogus" hate crimes -- one involving an alleged attack, and one involving a threatening letter -- all in order to get a pay raise.
Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett orchestrated a "phony attack" in order to take "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" during a press conference on Thursday.
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lol! I thought I recognized him. :)
And claim his native american heritage with 1/2020th of 1% Native American DNA.
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