You already know the story with Jussie Smollett that swept the nation like a tidal wave of ridiculous anti-President Trump supporting rhetoric.
This was the actor, Smollett, who was a star on the hit Showtime show, Empire, who claimed that a bunch of “MAGA” supporters ruthlessly jumped him and beat him on the street.
And now that he’s facing 16 felonies and was booted off the show, Empire just got a huge wake-up call about their show.
As you already know, when it comes to television, ratings are everything.
It pays the bills.
Smollett attacked the nation on both sides of the political spectrum. Obviously, wanting to prove Trump supporters as racist and violent instigated it. That was the whole tactic.
Others say that it was just a way to get a higher, much more substantial salary, from the Empire producers and the studio.
On the other hand, Smollett fooled so many liberal Hollywood elitists with this garbage that it was the reason why it became a national “newsworthy” story in the first place. They bloviated about “Oh! the humanity!” constantly. That’s a Hindenburg reference if you didn’t know it.
But Jussie Smollett apparently sabotaged the show along with his career at the same time because Empire’s ratings plummeted after this whole ordeal.
According to The Wrap, “Empire garnered 4 million total viewers with a 1.1 demo rating/6 share. The program’s last series lows occurred in October of 2018 Halloween 2018, then drawing 4.2 viewers with a 1.2 rating. Empire returned midseason last week, drawing 4.4 overall audience members with a 1.3 rating. This week’s episode saw a demo drop of 18 percent and 9 percent overall.”
Looks like everyone lost interest after the show premiered. The thing about this whole case is the irony that it didn’t have any long-lasting effects on society much like the show will probably be canceled or dissolved soon.
What Smollett did seemed to be detrimental to the society as a whole. Thankfully, everyone has forgotten about this nonsense.
What happened was simple.
Chicago police investigated the incident, they didn’t just find holes in the story, they found that Smollett could have allegedly staged the entire attack as some sick perverted way to make Trump supporters seem like violent hate mongers.
And this is a very bad look for Hollywood because almost every celebrity elitist on social media pounced on Trump supporters as if they were to blame for an alleged heinous hate crime.
As the new information unfolded, that’s when Smollett may have orchestrated this incident, many Hollywood elitists were still in denial and even have the audacity to say that the Chicago Police Department is racist.
He staged the whole thing and it’s obvious.
The reason why you know it’s obvious is because Hollywood excommunicated him immediately.
There was no bigger paycheck – what he hoped for – but instead, it tanked the show that he used to co-star on.
What a mess. Liberals just love to defend their own and then be silent in cases like this.
Well, you can tell by the TV ratings numbers that’s obviously true.