Vocal celebrities, politicians, media personalities suddenly silent after Jussie Smollett’s conviction

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HOLLYWOOD, CA — Leftist celebrities, politicians and media personalities who defended Jussie Smollett and praised him after the actor claimed that he was the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by two white men are now oddly silent.

These same personalities also wasted no time in politicizing the case and blaming President Trump and his supporters for the alleged racist and homophobic crime.

For example, on Jan. 29, 2019, Cher rage tweeted and mentioned then-President Trump, as if he were complicit in Smollett’s alleged attack:

“Jussie Smollett,’Empire’ Actor, Reportedly Attacked In Possible Hate Crime.NPR. VILLAINY, RACISM,HOMOPHOBIA,    PROMOTED BY MOST INFAMOUS 🤡IN 🌎,IS THE POISON THAT KILLS🇺🇸.WHITE ONLY IS NOT RIGHT.🇺🇸 IS PPL OF COLOR.🙏🏻GOP GOES DOWN WITH SHIP djt.”

You hate to see it, but now that Smollett has been convicted for his own hoax attack in Chicago, punked celebrity supporters are silent, and some of them have already deleted their previously supportive posts of the actor.

Even the Biden administration’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was uncomfortable answering a question regarding Smollett’s conviction.

Numerous embarrassing social media posts that previously sent love and praise to the actor have already been deleted, according to a Breitbart report.

On Thursday, Smollett, 39, was convicted of five counts of felony disorderly misconduct for fabricating a hate crime against himself and lying to police that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in January of 2019.

Ironically, Smollett had tweeted about frauds on Jan. 27, 2019:

“Frauds are everywhere y’all. Protect the mind, heart and spirit of you and your people at all costs. Just remember… Salt, cocaine and anthrax can all appear to be sugar…(the ‘refined’ kind of course) just be careful out here fam. Happy Sunday. Love you. Real talk. Love on.”

The former “Empire” actor had paid two brothers, who are black, to stage an attack on him in an area where there was an active surveillance camera, according to a prosecutor in the case.

The video was then posted on social media to create publicity.

The prosecutor said the jury’s verdict confirmed “that Mr. Smollett did exactly what we said he did” in terms of staging a phony attack nearly three years ago.

The brothers testified that Smollett paid them $3,500 for participating in the hoax and even gave them lines to yell, such as “MAGA country,” which referred to then-President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, according to a report by AP News.

Smollett had claimed his attackers yelled racist and anti-gay slurs and placed a noose around his neck.

Special Prosecutor Dan Webb said after the verdict:

“Not only did Mr. Smollett lie to the police and wreak havoc here in the city for weeks on end for no reason whatsoever, but then he compounded the problem by lying under oath to a jury.”

After the verdict, Smollett’s defense attorney, Nenye Uche, said the actor was innocent and planned to appeal the conviction and was “100 percent confident” that Smollett’s name would be cleared by an appellate court.

Uche also told reporters after the verdict:

“Unfortunately, we were facing an uphill battle where Jussie was already tried and convicted in the media and then we had to somehow get the jury to forget or unsee all the news stories that they had been hearing that were negative for the last three years.”

According to AP News’ report, Smollett stood and faced the jury, showing no visible reaction as the verdict was read.

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He later left the courthouse with his family and did not make any comments despite being quite vocal previously.

Judge James Linn set a post-trial hearing for Jan. 27 and said he would schedule Smollett’s sentencing at a later date.

Disorderly conduct is a class 4 felony that carries a prison sentence of up to three years, but experts have said if convicted, Smollett would likely be placed on probation and ordered to perform community service, according to AP News.

Despite Uche’s claim that Smollett was tried and convicted in the media, a quick review of posts shows an amazing amount of support for the actor initially and condemnation of Trump and his supporters by Hollywood stars, politicians and even legacy media anchors.

Now that Smollett has been convicted, some supportive posts and videos for the actor still remain.

However, there hasn’t been a widespread condemnation of Smollett’s lies and hoax from his previous famous supporters.

Instead, there is a disconcerting silence from usually chatty and limelight-hogging folks.

While the celebrities wait in unison to get the word on when they can comment again, they almost appear to be quietly reading their lines in the meantime for a bad movie that could be called “Silence of the Lemmings.”

The silence has seemingly expanded to the White House, which had no problem commenting on the Kyle Rittenhouse case recently.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have not deleted their older tweets expressing support for the actor and have not tweeted any condemnation of Smollett now that he has been convicted.

Biden’s tweet reads:

“What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie.”

Not to be outdone by her boss, Harris had tweeted:

 “[email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.”

Newsweek reported it has contacted the White House for comment.

During CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Feb. 1, 2019, Stephen Colbert interviewed then-Ellen Page and agreed with her when she referred to Smollett and said:

“We have a media that’s barely talking about it.

“We have a media that’s saying it’s a debate, whether or not what just happened to Jussie Smollett is a hate crime. It’s absurd. This isn’t a debate.”

Colbert replied, “I agree.”

Katy Perry sent her love to Smollett in 2019, tweeting:

“Standing with and sending love to @JussieSmollett today… this is a racist hate crime and is disgusting and shameful to our country #WeLoveJussie.”

In a refreshing twist, CNN’s Don Lemon, after getting thrown under the bus by Smollett, returned the favor to the actor.

On Thursday, Lemon publicly condemned his old friend and called him a liar and said that the hoax he perpetrated made it worse for real victims of violent crimes.

Lemon spoke with legal analyst Joey Jackson, who supported the jury’s decision to convict Smollett.

Lemon admitted that Smollett “had to make up too many lies” in an attempt to explain his false narrative.

However, Lemon did not mention Smollett’s testimony in which the actor revealed that the CNN host had tipped him off that he was being investigated by Chicago police.

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