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10 Things You Didnít Know about Jussie Smollett
www.tvovermind.com ^ | 02-10-2019 | Tom Foster

Posted on 02/11/2019 7:27:19 AM PST by Red Badger

By now you’ve likely heard more than once about how Jussie Smollet was attacked after being subjected to homophobic slurs against his person. Thankfully he was able to make it to the nearest hospital to receive treatment and recover, but the truth of this attack is something that people can’t begin to understand since it seems to be a serious backwards step in the history of this country when a person can be attacked without provocation for their race and sexual preference. Smollett has been pretty upfront in the past few years about his sexual preferences and he’s been around for a while when it comes to show business, having been a child actor in the beginning of his career as he went in and out of the spotlight. At this time the suspects haven’t been charged but police are looking at people of interest in an attempt to make things right.

Here are a few things you might not have known about Jussie. 10. His career started in 1987.

He started out in commercials like a lot of other people seem to have done back then, creating a buzz about his person in some ways but never really breaking into anything big until later. This seems to have been the case with many people that started out in this manner. 9. He was Terry from The Mighty Ducks.

The actor that played his brother Jessie managed to get most if not all of the lines between them, but his presence was hard not to notice since he was always a part of the pack and managed to find his way into a lot of different scenes. 8. Jussie came out as gay in 2015 on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

If there was ever a way to do such a thing where a lot of people would see at once it would be on live TV in front of a crowd that numbered in the thousands to millions. There’s no doubt that it was nerve-wracking at first, but admitting as much is something that no doubt takes a lot of weight off of a person’s shoulders at times. 7. He’s into promoting sexual fluidity in the gay community.

Jussie has admitted that he’s had interest in women, which many people might argue makes him bisexual. But as he’s already stated he is working hard to promote the idea of sexual fluidity within the gay community. It’s something that seems to be fine for those that can mold their minds around the idea, but trying to get everyone on board is no doubt going to be a challenge. 6. Jussie has starred with his siblings before.

In some ways this seems as though it wouldn’t work as well but there are still those that believe it would be far more comfortable since it does seem as though siblings would be easier to work with since they know how to deal with one another on a much more personal level. 5. Kevin Hart threw in his support for Jussie after he was attacked and was criticized for it.

If you remember Hart was criticized so badly for something he said a while back that he had to give up his hosting spot for an awards show. His outpouring of support towards Jussie was actually called a great joke by someone, which seems less than gracious when someone is actually being serious and trying to show support. 4. He idolizes Harry Belafonte.

Apparently when Belafonte came on Empire Jussie seemed to be weak in the knees since he happens to idolize the man and wasn’t intimidated but was awestruck to meet him. For his own part Harry had nothing but good things to say about Jussie, being completely complimentary to the younger man. 3. He’s very serious about his career.

Jussie has fun with what he does but he takes his career seriously in a manner that speaks to his professionalism and his activism in trying to get people to see his point of view and what he’s trying to promote through various roles. He doesn’t do anything halfway and enjoys what he’s doing while he’s trying to enlighten others in a way that’s both entertaining and eye-opening. 2. Jussie had to audition 7 times before he was given a role on the show Empire.

At first the creator of the show didn’t really know if he was the right person for the role he was trying to take, but it sounds as though he was at least willing to give Jussie the chance to prove that he could be what was needed. Seven auditions makes it sound as though the creator was attempting to get Jussie to give him everything he possibly could when it came to the character he was auditioning for. 1. He loves to cook.

Some folks might think that celebrities like to eat out all the time and be served every chance they get, but a lot of them actually enjoy a home-cooked meal more often than one would think.

Here’s hoping that the people that attacked Jussie will be brought to justice and this matter will be settled.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: empire; hoax; jussie; smollett
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I'M SHOCKED!........................NOT.........................
1 posted on 02/11/2019 7:27:19 AM PST by Red Badger
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“Here’s hoping that the people that attacked Jussie will be brought to justice and this matter will be settled.”

Really? Are there people this dumb?
Of course there are.

Your “man” Jesse is a lying dumb*ss.
Period.


2 posted on 02/11/2019 7:29:34 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Red Badger

Is ten too many.


3 posted on 02/11/2019 7:30:03 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Red Badger

Tawana Brawley did the same thing. Al Sharpton made a fortune off the fraud. The Duke lacrosse incident. History repeats. Why not? It essentially worked then. If anything the media is even more compliant.


4 posted on 02/11/2019 7:30:53 AM PST by allendale (.)
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To: Red Badger

11. He’s soon to be in yuge trouble with the Chicago PD.


5 posted on 02/11/2019 7:32:18 AM PST by simpson96
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11. He’s soon to be in yuge trouble with the Chicago PD.


6 posted on 02/11/2019 7:32:18 AM PST by simpson96
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To: Red Badger

A week ago there was one more thing I didn’t know about Jussie Smollett: “what’s a Jussie Smollett? Is it some sort of tropical bird or something?”


7 posted on 02/11/2019 7:32:27 AM PST by pepsi_junkie
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To: Red Badger

Ten things I don’t want to know about Jussie Smollett.


8 posted on 02/11/2019 7:37:03 AM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: Red Badger

Fake news. Because there is no mention about him being a liar.


9 posted on 02/11/2019 7:37:27 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Red Badger

I didn’t know he was a liar.

Now I do.


10 posted on 02/11/2019 7:39:32 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Red Badger
Started acting as a child...

It seems quite a few homosexuals were abused as children.

I wonder if Jussie was.

11 posted on 02/11/2019 7:40:44 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: simpson96

Nah, I doubt the Chicago PD will do anything to him, even if they know it’s a hoax. However, the FBI is actually involved in the investigation as well, since the dumbass sent himself a fake death threat through the US mail. So the feds might actually be the ones to nail him.


12 posted on 02/11/2019 7:42:57 AM PST by Boogieman
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He’s soon to be in yuge trouble with the Chicago PD.

I'm envisioning a sit-down with Hank Voight...probably more realistic than any expectation of false report charges by the PD/DA.

13 posted on 02/11/2019 7:43:43 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Leaning Right

African Lyin...The Great Chicago Lyin King...

Not even blacks in Chicago believe him. That is how ROYAL his lies are!


14 posted on 02/11/2019 7:44:17 AM PST by Professional
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11. He has severe mental issues.

12. He has a moral compass set on zero.

13. He lies.

15 posted on 02/11/2019 7:48:32 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

A citrus fruit smoothie with bananas and coconut.

We don’t like to mention the coprophagia...


16 posted on 02/11/2019 7:59:27 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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11. He’s soon to be in yuge trouble with the Chicago PD.

No he's not, they'll just keep the case open until everybody forgets about it.

17 posted on 02/11/2019 8:00:34 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Red Badger
Here’s hoping that the people that attacked fake attack upon Jussie will be brought to justice and this matter will be settled.
18 posted on 02/11/2019 8:09:04 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Red Badger

His story was unbelievable from the beginning. It was exactly what the media loved tho so they pushed it every day for a really long in depth story which ignored all the facts.

The only things missing were Confederate flags and pickup trucks.


19 posted on 02/11/2019 8:10:45 AM PST by yarddog
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To: JimRed

I think it was those “Real Killers” that OJ is still looking for.


20 posted on 02/11/2019 8:10:52 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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