Dave Chappelles new Netflix special is making huge waves. First of all, he is incredibly politically incorrect and funny as hell. As a result, it has people both engaged & also enraged. There is one joke that everyone can agree on hits home. I’m talking about the Dave Chapelle Jussie Smollett jokes and it is trending trending trending.
Jussie Smollett is a homosexual actor. He is famous for starring in the T.V. Series Empire. Recently he has been getting a lot of headlines due to some rather inauspicious and frankly illegal activity.
The infamous hate crime hoax
Back in January Chicago police got a call of an alleged hate crime. Consequentially, they arrived on the scene and found themselves in a posh neighborhood of Chicago in front of an up-scale complex. A man was waiting for them at the bottom of the stairs. He claimed that he was a representative of the victim. The victim, by the way, was Smollett.
At first, the police seemed tentative. Finally, they followed the man into the elevator where he took them to meet the victim: Smollett. We see Smollett, via police bodycam footage, sitting alone in his apartment with a rope suspiciously around his neck.
Once the police enter through the door he removes the rope. This was the first red flag that made the police suspicious. It all seemed staged which we later found out…it was.
Smollett claimed that he was attacked outside his apartment. He claimed that two men wearing MAGA hats and ski masks attacked him and use racial slurs towards him. However, the claim was false. A grand jury charged Smollett In February of 2019 for filing a false police report.
Why did he do it?
Political tensions have been on the rise in America. Jussie, also, has been losing some of the spotlight. For that reason, it was advantageous for Smollett to exploit that. He was, after all, losing some of the spotlight. His plan was probably to hoax this hate crime, soak up the media and in the process smear his opposing political adversaries. Apparently, it didn’t work out well.
Dave Chappelle smears Jussie Smollett
The Dave Chappelle Jussie Smollett jokes finally gets him the limelight that he wanted. It just so happened to be on Dave Chappelle’s comedy stand-ups greatest hits for this release. In his joke, he calls Jussie Smollett “Juicy”. It is a hilarious way to say it. Chappelle calls Smollett “french” and continues to sarcastically ridicule the actor.
In referring to Jussie Smollett Dave Chappelle says, “He was in Chicago late at night and was the victim, of a racist and homophobic attack.”
When Dave Chappelle hit the topic of the incident he said, “everybody was furious, especially in Hollywood…just for Juicy.”
According to Chappelle, everybody was up in arms but for some reason, the African American community was oddly quiet. It eventually started some attacks by the gay community.
“We were so quiet about this shit that the gay community started accusing the African American community of being homophobic for not supporting him. What they didn’t understand is that we were supporting him…with our silence. Because we understood that this nigga was clearly lying.”
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