The Washington Examiner’s Seth Mandel thinks it looks like “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett “royally messed up” and he shouldn’t go to prison for this “cry for help”:

Or maybe not:

Not only that, but reports suggested he was willing to testify against people, if he did indeed set this up himself, he knew to be innocent:

There really do need to be consequences for this:

As of the writing of this post, this take is approaching Ratio Hall of Fame consideration with close to 7000 replies on only 173 retweets:

And it was so epically bad that even Seth’s wife, Bethany, felt the need to drag him over it:

What’s even funnier is that she didn’t even see how bad his take was received at first but doubled-down when she did find out:

And now Bethany is nuking people who agreed with her husband:

And as much as we agree with this, it is funny when the wife adds to the ratio, that’s for sure: