Jurnee Smollett believes brother Jussie Smollett’s innocence. In an Instagram put up, Jurnee posted a easy black picture with the written phrases “#FreeJussie” on March 12. The actor went on to jot down in its caption, “Black People are incarcerated in state prisons at almost 5 instances the speed of White People. Jussie is harmless.And…you don’t should consider in his innocence to consider he must be free,” together with her including the hashtags “#FreeJussie” and “#StopLockingUpOurPeople.”
Jurnee turned her put up’s feedback off, however Twitter rang loud with reactions to her phrases nonetheless. Whereas one consumer voiced his assist, tweeting, “I’ll attend the Free Jussie march hand-in-hand with Jurnee Smollett,” the overwhelming majority appeared unreceptive to her message. One contested facet to Jurnee’s protection was her quotation of Black incarceration in America. One consumer voiced many’s confusion, asking, “Does Jurnee Smollett consider solely white individuals must be jailed for breaking the legislation? I don’t get it.” One other particular person addressed Jurnee immediately, tweeting,”[R]emember how your bro faked a hate crime? Yeah, that’s why he’s in jail. You two are delusional to consider he’s locked up for no purpose. Because of this regular People hate entertainers. You’re dwelling [in] an alternate universe.”
One other consumer echoed Jussie’s sentencing decide when he wrote, “Mr. Smollett represents narcissistic liars, not an ethnic group.” (Prepare dinner County Choose James Linn accused Jussie of getting “this conceitedness, and selfishness and narcissism that’s simply disgraceful” throughout his listening to, per CNN).