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Trevor Noah: ‘I Kind of Feel Bad for [Jussie Smollett]’

The 'Daily Show' host finds sympathy for the star behind a massive fraud

The long arm of the law finally snagged “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

Last year, Smollett told Chicago police a pair of President Donald Trump supporters assaulted him, shouting anti-gay and black epithets while dousing him with bleach. The MAGA thugs threw a noose around the actor’s neck for good measure.

All of this took place on the coldest possible night in the Windy City.

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime

The claim didn’t pass any sort of smell test, but it took time before the entire story collapsed. He initially faced a barrage of indictments before prosecutors dropped the charges to the confusion of many.

Justice briefly took a knee, but now Smollett now faces a six-charge indictment stemming from his initial claims.

The news got modest media coverage from the left-leaning press, much like the earlier wave of indictments.


The Smollett debacle doesn’t fit the Left’s preferred narratives.

“The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah mentioned it earlier this week, but he seemed almost sad to see Smollett finally pay a price for his actions.

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Noah called Smollett the “black Pinocchio” to start the update, but later betrayed a bit of sadness that the star might actually pay for his crimes.

“I know what Jussie did was wrong, but I won’t lie, at the same time I kind of feel bad for him. Because he gets into trouble now for calling in fake crimes, but those Permit Patties who make bull**** calls to 911 they live their lives. They just do their thing,” Noah cracked.

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The screen showed three white women who had panicked and called 911 over black neighbors’ actions that weren’t criminal in nature.

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Smollett didn’t just stage a hate crime. He made sure Chicago police officers spent day after day, week after week, investigating his hoax. Those cops have plenty of real crimes to handle. Do we need mention the staggering amount of murders in Chicago on any given weekend?

Instead of protecting innocents and tracking down killers, Chicago cops had to handle a racially-sensitive case.

Now, imagine your family members were touched by a Chicago-based crime but didn’t get immediate attention because the cops were busy on a high profile… fraud. That’s not even tallying the money lost investigating said hoax.

Even more nauseating? How Smollett’s accusation, combined with a media eager to convict Trump voters sans evidence, unfairly tarnished that group.

Still feel badly for Smollett?

Those “Permit Patties” acted in bad faith and briefly tied up a 911 operator’s time. To compare those gross acts with Smollett’s premeditated hoax, allegedly staged to boost his already fat bank account, is absurd.

Oh, and for what it’s worth, one of those “Permit Patties” featured on “The Daily Show” had to resign her CEO position as a result of her phone call. The woman, Alison Ettel, also profusely apologized for her actions.

Smollett still insists, despite an avalanche of evidence to the contrary, he’s telling the truth about the “assault.”


  1. Haven’t heard anything about the FBI/post office investigation into Jussie’s “hate letter”….

  2. Noah got his job on Jon Stewart’s casting couch so maybe in at least some form or fashion he has talent.

  3. Smollett became a victim at his own hand and deserves everything he receives. He made his road muddy so let him walk on it.

  4. I feel bad for President Trump and his Voters..The MEDIA and Smollett LIED and Accused Whites as Racists when they are the RACIST Fascists.

  5. Always some excuse. If you have excess pity there are more worthy recipients than an entitled elitist racist hatemonger like Smollett.

  6. Considering the Percentage of black males that commit crimes; maybe those woman were afraid and called 911; maybe if blacks stopped acting like savages they would not be afraid

      1. Statistically he is correct. That’s the problem with both of you, you don’t have the ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data at the same time. It’s like the insurance companies, they justify higher rates for males because statistically they are a higher risk, however they blanket it to all males. Instead of looking at an individuals actions to shape his rates. I get it, it would be very difficult to do, but it doesn’t make the numbers wrong, just doesn’t paint the complete picture.

      2. Hey lady, have you granddaughter in pic grow up white in majority black neighborhood and then get back to me

      3. Are you the attractive white woman hugging a girl in the photo? I’m sure you and she would enjoy a nighttime stroll through any of hundreds of black neighborhoods in this country.

  7. Noah, you’re a turd. I can’t reach for the mute button fast enough when I mistakenly hit your network at the wrong time.

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