It’s customary for Hollywood elites to go on obnoxious soapbox rants.
Actors, writers, directors, and producers love to harangue the rest of the country about morality.
But actress Ellen Page took it to another level with her insane comments about one hoax crime.
Recently, Jussie Smollett—one of the leads of the hit Fox series Empire—said he was the victim of a vicious hate crime.
Smollett, who’s black and gay, said the attackers beat him, tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, used racial and homosexual slurs, then shouted, “This is MAGA country!”
There’s just one problem: the entire story was a lie.
Smollett paid two friends $3,500 to stage the attack in order to gain public sympathy, and raise his profile as an actor and singer.
The “attack” happened after Smollett left a Subway restaurant in downtown Chicago during a frigid polar vortex at 2 AM when the area is essentially a ghost town.
Smollett said the two assailants immediately identified the actor from Empire, and assaulted him.
Smollett’s story slowly unraveled, and the Chicago Police Department eventually laid out their case in a scathing press conference.
Almost everybody suspected Smollett’s story was fishy from the start.
But the politically correct left ran with it uncritically.
One of the worst to rush to quick judgment was actress Ellen Page.
A few years ago, Page came out as a lesbian, and has since been a strident left-wing activist.
Page used the Smollett ordeal to attack Vice President Mike Pence for being “homophobic,” because of his Christian views, and inciting a rise in hate crimes.
The supposed rise in hate crimes is supported by dubious evidence.
The number of reported hate crimes have increased, but so have the number of hoaxes.
In fact, almost every single high-profile hate crime over the last two years has proven to be false.
However, Trump supporters have routinely been assaulted.
Page isn’t the only gay celebrating railing against Pence.
Figure skater Adam Rippon went after the Vice President because of a debunked report that Pence supported conversion therapy.
Rippon made it his mission during the Olympics to blast Pence whenever he could, then complained to the media that his Olympics experience was being overshadowed by his one-sided war with the Vice President.
Not even Pence’s wife was safe from the leftist mob.
One would think the Smollett hoax being exposed would force the left to self-reflect on their knee-jerk reaction.
Ellen Page doubled down on her rant.
In a column for the The Hollywood Reporter, Page wrote:
“I had no reason to doubt Jussie.”
Except for the preponderance of illogical details in his story.
She continued, “We must not lose sight of the very real, endemic violence that LGBTQ+ people, people of color and other underrepresented communities face every day.”
The entire concept of a hate crime is nonsensical.
Violence toward another person is unacceptable, regardless of the motive.
And Page provides no evidence for her claims.
Leftists always speak in vague terms about problems such as “endemic violence,” but struggle to muster evidence.
The overwhelming amount of violence in America has nothing to do with the persecution of a protected class.
Page continued, “I ask you not to question our pain, not to draw into question our trauma, but to maintain, wholeheartedly, that hate violence exists.”
Page wants people to turn off their critical thinking skills in the name of social justice.
She concluded, “The merits of one case should not and cannot call that into question. The media coverage does not convey the reality and totality of the cruelty and danger we face. This is the story that must be told.”
People are tired of the left’s perpetual victimhood narrative.
This is precisely why Smollett attempted the hoax, and deep down he probably knew the left would cover for him if he ever got caught.