Skip to comments.CNN’s Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ‘This is the fall of an icon’
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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As far as I know, Jackie never concocted any fake crimes to advance the cause.
Yeah, I bet all the bruthas like the gay son the best of all the characters on the show. /s
I never heard of him or his show until 3 weeks ago.
I wasn’t an icon before today. Now he is.
The only ‘community’ more opposed to homosexuality are the Muslims.
Jesse Jackson gave an elegy at Jackie Robinson’s funeral. I remember his refrain, a touching one: “He’s rounded third and headed for home”.
Pity Robinson is no longer with us to put this vile commie in his place.
Has CNN or Nike offered him a job yet?
Jones was married to a White woman until recently
I wonder if Jussie is related to Rahm.
Joel Smollett was born in 1956 to his parents Molly Hirschenson and Peter Smollett. His family shares Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity and hails from Romania, Russia, and Poland. Although his grandparents David Smollett and Dawley Levy were the Roman Jewish immigrant, he carried white ethnicity.
Jacob Smollett (Smolovitz)
Birthdate: circa 1864
Birthplace: County, Romania
Husband of Rebecca Smollett
Father of David Smollett
Birth Name: Rahm Israel Emanuel
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Rahms maternal grandfather was Chaim/Herman Smulevitz (the son of Morris Smulevitz and Goldie/Goldy Shrotzky). Chaim was born in Russia. Morris was the son of Nosson Smolovitz and Puah.
Birthdate: estimated between 1818 and 1878
Husband of Puah Smolovitz
Father of Leah Flanzbaum; Morris Smulevitz; Isadore Lovitt (nee Smolovitz); Private; Private and 1 other
May 17, 1875
Birth of Isadore Lovitt (nee Smolovitz)
Van Jones also said Trump’s speech was a disjointed mess full of dog poop.
Van Jones has very little grasp of reality. He’s in the lunatic fringe, and openly communist. Yet CNN gives him a platform to spew out nonsense. Go figure.
Van Jones is delusional. I doubt that most people knew who Smollet was until this hate crime hoax took place.
Only for losers.
I certainly didn't. Now if you google® "hate crime", this loser's picture pops up. I guess he's (in)famous now.
What a disgusting insult to a fine man who lived an exemplary life and contributed so much to America.
Would that be the same Jackie Robinson who admittedly refused to hire whites at his Chock Full-O’Nuts coffee shops in NYC?
being a gay black man who lies about his racism is not something to be admired by anyone..lol what a dweeb
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