Jussie Smollett became a household name recently for all the wrong reasons.
He thought it would be a good idea to fake a hate crime and it backfired for him in spectacular fashion.
Unfortunately, fake hate crimes are not new. In fact, the list of fake hate crimes in the Trump era is pretty long.
It looks like we’ve got another one to add to the list.
A South Carolina mayor found her car covered with a yellow substance and she immediately assumed she was the victim of a hate crime.
The police came to a different conclusion.
From The Daily Wire:
However, local authorities and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have since confirmed that there was no crime committed, determining the “yellow, sticky substance” to be pollen.
Nonetheless, McPherson feels she was victimized for the color of her skin. Perhaps by flowers and bees.
Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Robby Kilgo told Newsweek his team found the substance “to be pollen” and that “[t]here was no reason for us to collect a sample.”
“The report that was taken included details of an examination by two sheriff’s officials (a sergeant and a deputy) ‘immediately came to the conclusion that the substance had a yellowish tint to it and that it’s a type of powder similar to pollen,’” reports Newsweek.
Though local authorities found no evidence to support McPherson’s suspicions of a hate crime, upon the mayor’s insistence that she was victimized, SLED got involved in the case. The agency quickly came to the same conclusion as local authorities and failed to even open an investigation.
Pollen ladies and gentlemen. Pollen.
Clearly, there are some questions about the mental stability of this mayor.