One of the stars of Fox’s Empire, Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago.
According to sources, Smollett went to a Subway at 2:00 am. When he walked out, two white men wearing ski masks said, “aren’t you that f**got Empire n****r?”
Anyone trying to ignore the fact that Jussie Smollett is BOTH Black & gay need to sit down.
This was a racially-motivated homophobic attack.
They called him racial slurs AND homophobic ones.
He carries BOTH identities and white supremacists made it a point to target both.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) January 29, 2019
The men attacked Smollett. As he tried to fight back, the men poured bleach on Smollett and put a noose around his neck. As they left, the men screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
@JussieSmollett sending you love and prayers bro!
— Keith Powers (@KeithTPowers) January 29, 2019
Smollett was taken to the hospital and released on Tuesday morning. Chicago police are investigating this as a possible hate crime.
— Amanda Seales 🇬🇩 (@amandaseales) January 29, 2019