Hate crime hoax

Jussie Smollett’s mugshot gets memed

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett turned himself into police this morning after a grand jury determined he likely faked his own hate crime in Chicago last month.

Chicago Police confirmed that Smollett turned himself in at around 5 am Thursday morning. He faces a Class 4 felony for disorderly conduct in falsifying a police report.

Police say the 36-year-old actor paid two men $3500 to stage an attack against him because “he was dissatisfied with his salary” on Empire.

Smollett’s attorneys quickly issued a statement, saying: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked.”

But that hasn’t stopped memers from taking aim at the actor, who, if convicted, could face up to three years in prison.

Now, without any further ado…

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“How dare you?!” ? #jussiesmollett

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So disappointing #jussiesmollett

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Related: Twitter responds to Jussie Smollett’s arrest after faking his own hate crime