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Opinion: They Want Us Talking About Jussie To Hurt Democrats


If you're going to take the bait here are some tips. In case you didn't know, former Empire star and gay activist Jussie Smollett has been indicted (again) in relations to an alleged hoax where Smollett is accused of staging a hate crime attack in which he was to be the victim. In many ways Icon City News found our journalistic voice covering the Jussie Smollett case and we've been all over the place with our opinion. At this point however, it's a big "who cares". Seriously, we have a dictator in the oval office, a problematic Democratic field & a fractured nation who's healing will take years regardless who's elected in 2020. Undoubtedly Jussie's case will be used as a counter argument to the many wrongs committed by Trump and his crime syndicate. Instead of wasting energy and allowing the GOP spin doctor in your life to drive you crazy. Simply remind them that Jussie holds no political office or governmental position therefore his actions no matter what one might think of them, aren't relevant. It will be hard to resist the bait. It's instinctive to want to protect Jussie in light of his many years of good deeds for and on the behalf of gay black men across the country but at this point we have an entire country to save. #jussiesmollett