Reflect on The Incidence of Jussie Smollett

Reflect on the Jussie Smollett incident that is making the rounds as of late.

You all know what intersectionality as a theory is about, but how are we to judge the alleged attack on Smollett, who is both black and homosexual?

Question: given the need to consider oppression as multifaceted and complex, why do you think his alleged assault went viral–was it because of his sexuality or his race? Or both?
What is your opinion? Provide 2 paragraphs in your response.

(For context, here is a link to the ordeal: