De danske medier mæsker sig i de her historier, men når journalister ekstrapolerer alt ud i det absurde, så bliver tilbagetoget endnu mere ynkeligt. Ikke at de behøver tage det så tungt, for narrativet er forlængst etableret og skal bare vedligeholdes: ‘fake but accurate’. Mændene der overfaldt den ukendte skuespiller var ikke racistiske homofobiske Trump-tilhængere, men to nigerianere, formentligt efter aftale med skuespilleren selv. Et mediestunt, så at sige. Ingen bør frygte for deres liv på grund af deres hudfarve, kommenterede en demokratisk senator.
Historien kan læses hos Daily Mail – Two Nigerian actor brothers are arrested over Jussie Smollett attack, as it’s revealed they are FRIENDS with the Empire star amid claims the assault was staged to save his career.
Abimbola ‘Abel’og Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, mistænkte nigerianere; Foto: Instagram
“The two Nigerian brothers arrested over the Jussie Smollett attack are actors Abimbola ‘Abel’ and Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. …
Police sources said on Thursday night that they were pursuing the theory that Smollett orchestrated the hoax because he was being written out of the show and wanted to drum up publicity to save his role – a claim that has been strenuously denied by the show and uncorroborated by the police department.
In his reports to police, Smollett says he was attacked by two assailants whose facial features he could not make out but that it was a racist, homophobic ambush during which they called him ‘Empire f****t n****r’ and shouted: ‘This is MAGA country!’ …
Smollett, 36, says he was attacked by two men on January 29 as he walked home from a Subway at 2am.
He has since said he believes he was targeted because he is a vocal critic of President Trump and that he would have had more public support if he had said his attackers were ‘black, Muslim or Mexican’. …
In his hour-long interview with Good Morning America that was aired in part on Thursday, Smollett, wearing a collection of badges to show his support of Freedom and Pride among other causes, revealed his frustration at some of the public disbelief surrounding his version of events.
He said he does not think he would have been met with the same cynicism if his attackers weren’t Trump supporters and revealed his belief that he was targeted because he is a vocal critic of the president.”
Politiken, 30. januar 2019: (Sort homoseksuel amerikansk skuespiller fik blegecreme i ansigtet…
“Da de to personer forlod stedet, råbte de ifølge flere udenlandske medier ‘This is af MAGA country« – en sætning, der trækker paralleller til Donald Trumps ’Make America Great Again’-kampagne, som af flere er blevet beskyldt for at være diskriminerende. … Efter tirsdagens overfald har Jussie Smollett fået støtte fra både kollegaer og politikere. Heriblandt fra Californiens senator Kamala Harris, der på Twitter skrev:
‘Jussie Smollett er et af de rareste og mest blide mennesker, jeg kender. Jeg beder til, at han kommer sig hurtigt. Det her var et forsøg på en moderne form for lynchning. Ingen bør frygte for deres liv på grund af deres seksualitet eller hudfarve’.“ (Politiken.dk, Simone Scheuer-Hansen, 31. januar 2019)