(DailyWire) Jussie Smollett, on a podcast released on his 40th birthday, still protested that he was not responsible for the infamous hoax in which he claimed he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack, insisting, “If I had done this, I’d be a piece of s***.”
Speaking on the Sway’s SiriusXM podcast, Smollett, who was found guilty of felony disorderly conduct for the incident but later only spent six days in jail pending appeal of his original 150-day sentence, declared there was no doubt he had not created the hoax.
“And I don’t think that that is — I don’t think that that is, that’s not really questionable,” he stated. “I wanted to say ‘If I had done something like this, it would mean that I stuck my fist in the pain of black Americans in this country for over 400 years.’”
“It would mean that I stuck my fist in the fears of the LGBTQ community all over the world. I am not that motherf*****. Never have been. Don’t need to be,” he asserted.
“Smollett told police on January 29, 2019, that he was attacked by two men in Chicago at 2 a.m. who he claimed made racist and homophobic slurs, wrapped a rope around his neck, poured an ‘unknown substance’ on him, and yelled that this is ‘MAGA country,’” The Daily Wire reported.
Smollet then attempted to deflect by saying some claims against him were true, but the claims he had perpetrated the hoax were not: