For two months now, headlines of Jussie Smollett have broken across the nation. From stories that a violent Trump supporter attacked him to the eventual revelation that he faked the attack, we saw a slew of obnoxious generalizations. The Empire actor went from being another supporting cast member to a national sensation, from Twitter martyrdom to disgrace.
In recent developments, police charged him with 16 counts of lying about a hate crime. He has since pleaded innocent and authorities have dropped all charges. But now, President Trump has declared that the FBI will look into the case further.