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Jussie Smollett, pals reportedly rehearsed alleged attack

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    alyaza Link
    you may remember this apparent hate crime from late last month and, evidently the plot has thickened quite a bit since the media cycle moved on. it looks increasingly likely that it was staged...

    you may remember this apparent hate crime from late last month and, evidently the plot has thickened quite a bit since the media cycle moved on. it looks increasingly likely that it was staged for... publicity purposes? to make a point? i have no fucking idea.

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    1. Keegan Link Parent
      This is the stuff that grinds my gears. People want to be more inclusive, but staging things like this weakens their cause, and casts a shadow on the more legitimate efforts to end racism. Also,...

      This is the stuff that grinds my gears. People want to be more inclusive, but staging things like this weakens their cause, and casts a shadow on the more legitimate efforts to end racism.

      Also, why get two black dudes to attack him, if they're attempting to appear racist? It would have been a much bigger story if it was two white people.

      Perhaps I am misinterpreting the purpose of the attack.

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  2. Algernon_Asimov Link
    It's important to note that it's the men accused of bashing Smollett who are now saying the attack was staged. They're not reliable witnesses here, in that they have a motive to discredit the man...

    The brothers told cops that the alleged attack in Chicago was supposed to happen before Jan. 29 and that they practiced it in the days before it happened.

    It's important to note that it's the men accused of bashing Smollett who are now saying the attack was staged. They're not reliable witnesses here, in that they have a motive to discredit the man who is accusing them of attacking him.

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