When the news broke of Jussie Smollet being an alleged victim of a hate crime many Americans were horrified of the alleged attack. They quickly jumped to his side and publicly supported him. He was seen as this black innocent gay man that was targeted because of those reasons. The public felt sympathy for him. The alleged attack touched many individuals and he was shown as a survivor. As new evidence broke that the attack could have been staged many Americans publicly bashed him and were horrified. Influencers were making public statements against Smollet. He was painted in the media as a horrible man when he was claiming he was a victim of a serious hate crime. Jussie was cleared of 16 accounts and never had to go through a trial. This event shows how much the media can play a role in peoples opinions. Should we believe people are innocent until proven guilty or let the media influence our serious opinions?
Mar 29, 2019