WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Jussie Smollett fired back at a critic who compared him to a black girl who lied about being attacked by three white classmates.
- Online celebrity Derrick Jackson linked the ex-Empire actor to Amari Allen’s retracted attack claims by writing: ‘Jussie really is a trendsetter.’
- Smollett, 37, hit back at Jackson by writing he ‘hadn’t lied about a thing.’
TV actor Jussie Smollett has fired back at an online personality who compared him to the black schoolgirl who lied about a supposed hair-braid attack on her by three white classmates.
“Jussie really is a trendsetter,” Internet self-help guru Derrick Jackson wrote on Instagram — under a photo of Amari Allen and the headline, “Virginia Teen Who Claimed White Students Cut her Dreadlocks Reportedly Admits to Fabricating The Story.”
Earlier this year, Smollett has been accused of staging an attack on himself by hiring two brothers to do the dirty work. The story included tales of a noose and bigots screaming racist, homophobic slurs and shouting ‘MAGA country’.
The former “Empire” TV castmember hit back at Jackson, writing: “With all due respect brother, y’all can clown me all you want but my story has actually never changed and I haven’t lied about a thing.
“Y’all can continue to be misinformed, internalized sheep, who believe what actual prove liars feed you or you can read the actual docs. Either way, Imma be alright,” added the openly-gay actor.
Smollett, who lives in Chicago and claimed the attack against him occurred there, have been accused by Chicago police to have made up the whole thing.
Meanwhile, the 12-year-old schoolgirl finally told the truth that her race-baiting story was a lie, according to her family. Amari had claimed that she was attacked by three white boys who cut her dreadlocks at their Christian school.
“To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused,” Amari’s parents said in a statement on Monday.
“To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”
Source: Page Six