Leftists are tearing apart the country with identity politics.
Worse yet, some are engaging in hate crime hoaxes to push their far-left agenda.
And the saga of one Hollywood actor who faked a hate crime came to a cringeworthy end.
Former Empire co-star Jussie Smollett disgraced himself by faking a racist and anti-gay hate crime attack.
Despite a plethora of evidence against him, Smollett maintained his innocence, even through criminal conviction and sentencing.
And Judge James Linn ripped Smollett apart as he sentenced him to five months in jail.
Linn said to Smollett that he “committed hour upon hour upon hour of pure perjury.”
Surveillance footage showed Smollett and the two men—Nigerian American brothers who had previously worked with Smollett—he paid to fake-attack him going through a dress rehearsal of the incident.
There were also phone logs, bank records, receipts, and testimony from the two people Smollett hired.
Judge Linn added, “I know that there is nothing that I will do here that will come close to the damage that you’ve already done to your own life. You’ve turned your life upside-down by your misconduct and shenanigans. You destroyed your life as you knew it.”
Linn also cited the “overwhelming evidence of guilt” against Smollett and called his hypocrisy “just astounding.”
It was a complete demolition of Smollett and his unconscionable actions.
Smollett could’ve sparked a race riot, or gotten innocent people charged with a serious crime.
The sentencing hearing went completely sideways when Smollett melted down.
Smollett said, “I would just like to say, your honor, that I am not suicidal. I am not suicidal. I am not suicidal. I am innocent and I am not suicidal.”
Smollett got louder and louder with each proclamation that he was “not suicidal.”
He continued his rant and said, “If I did this, then it means that I stuck my fist in the fears of black Americans in this country for over 400 years and the fears of the LGBTQ community. Your Honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this and I am not suicidal. If anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself. And you must all know that.”
Smollett saved his worst acting performance for last as he was removed from the court.
The only thing more infuriating than Smollett’s insistence that he was innocent is the fact that he almost got away with a slap on the wrist.
George Soros-backed state’s attorney Kim Foxx tried to let Smollett off with no jail time and community service, but a special prosecutor was brought in to try the case.
Smollett should be embarrassed by all of the damage he did, but he showed absolutely zero shame or compunction for his pathetic plea for attention.
Judge Linn was right to make an example out of Smollett so others won’t be encouraged to do something so stupid and reckless.