According to a report from BET.com, Jussie Smollett recently jumped on social media to respond to some comments made in the caption of a post from the gossip Instagram account, The Shade Room.
Despite the fact Jussie has been keeping himself off the radar for the last 9 months, he took to the platform to defend himself against someone who claimed a recent fake hate-crime hoax was related to him.
A comment referred to a story of a Virginia teen being bullied recently – which supposedly turned out to be a hoax – on account of her dreadlocks made waves and a person in the comment section claimed: “Jussie really is a trendsetter.” Jussie responded to the person online by saying his “story never changed” and he hasn’t “lied about a thing.”
Jussie went on to deliver a series of passive-aggressive remarks, including calling the commenter an “internalized sheep” as well as “misinformed,” and then going on to say that his remarks came from “all love.”
You can see some of this exchange in the Instagram post below:
Despite the fact Kim Foxx, the District Attorney of Chicago dropped the charges against Jussie, he’s currently in a lawsuit with the Chicago Police Department and the city of Chicago for supposedly lying about his hate crime incident.
The city filed a $130,000 lawsuit against him for wasting taxpayer dollars. The money was spent paying detectives and police officers’ salaries.
As it was previously reported, Jussie was embroiled in the faux-hate-crime hoax at the beginning of the year when he claimed two white men wearing MAGA hats attacked him in the early morning hours of a Chicago night.
The Empire alum claims he was walking home from a Subway restaurant after finishing work one evening when the man came up to him and attacked him. Jussie claims the two men physically assaulted him.
However, after a thorough investigation, the police turned their sights toward Mr. Smollett, claiming he may have had a role in the orchestration of the attack.