After actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked in Chicago, his colleagues, politicians and many on social media were quick to condemn the incident and express support for Smollett. However, the story seemed to have taken a turn.
“Smollett reported last month that he was physically attacked by two men who yelled homophobic and racial slurs. He said they also yelled he was in “MAGA Country,” an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.” says AP News
“Police said Saturday that the investigation had “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them without charges. Police say they’ve requested a follow-up interview with Smollett.”
Uh oh, things aren’t looking good for Jussie.
However, Jussie is definitely not the first person to fake a hate crime and we wanted to provide you with convenient lists of some hoax crimes in the past 2 years. We also want to point out that these are not all the hoaxes that have been reported.