Right-Wing Media Melts Down After Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett


The Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett today, sending right-wing media into an apocalyptic meltdown.

Earlier this year, Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report with Chicago police about being the subject of an anti-LGBTQ and racist hate crime. At the time, he claimed he was attacked by two disguised men who yelled slurs at him. Throughout the process, Smollett and his attorneys maintained his innocence. Today, Smollett’s attorneys announced that all criminal charges against Smollett “were dropped and his record has been wiped clean.” Prosecutors said that after reviewing facts of the case “including Smollet’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.”

Upon news that charges against Smollett had been dropped, conservative media—which had spent January smearing Smollett and demanding harsh punishment against him—melted down in anger.

Kaya Jones, a vocalist and a pro-Trump activist, demanded that Smollett be “held for his hate crime!”

Turning Point USA president Charlie Kirk asserted that the case was an example of “Democrat privilege.”

Mike Cernovich claimed the case was proof there “isn’t any rule of law” in Chicago and that Cook County was “all about targeted prosecutions and non-prosecutions.”

BlazeTV personality Steven Crowder declared that Smollett was “still a piece of sh*t.”

Conservative comedian Tim Young alleged that if Smollett had “been a conservative and the roles were reversed, Chicago would lock him away for 40 years.”

YouTube white nationalist pundit Stefan Molyneux claimed the case debunked the notion of “white privilege.”

Conservative talk show host Steve Deace echoed a similar sentiment.

One America News correspondent Jack Posobiec claimed that Smollett’s case was a “perfect example of how our justice system is broken.”

YourVoice America host Bill Mitchell put it bluntly: “HOW THE HELL IS THIS POSSIBLE?”

Ben Shapiro wrote that dropping charges against Smollett was “a pure political calculation by Cook County.”