Empire star Jussie Smollett homophobic attack full story and reactions

A severe attack has left Empire star Jussie Smollett  who stared as Jamal Lyon in hospital. According to reports the attack was carried out on him by two homophobic men

The men beat up Jussie Smollett, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”

Smollett  who  arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM  was hungry and went to a Subway with plans to get food. However, he was attacked. As reported by TMZ from a reliable source connected to the actor.

When they saw Jussie, the men – both white – yelled: “Aren’t you that faggot ‘Empire’ nigga?”

They then viciously attacked Jussie. He fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”

Jussie was taken to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated. He was discharged later Tuesday morning.

There seem to be a growing hatred for the actor as most sources had earlier reported he has been threatened on several occasions.

So it wasn’t the first time Jussie is being targeted by homophobes.  Just 8 days ago, a letter for Jussie was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black fag.” The envelope the letter arrived in appears to say MAGA in the upper left corner.

Chicago PD said they are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, and they are canvasing the area for any video.

Few hours after the incident, Lee Daniels reacted to the event as he was seen on social media expressing his emotions regarding the homophobic attack on the Empire actor. Recall that Lee Daniels, had publicly called Jussie Smollett his son.

Jussie was beaten, had a rope placed round his neck, and his attackers poured bleach on him as they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”

American producer, Lee Daniels, took to social media to address the attack. He became tearful as he said his ‘son’ didn’t deserved the attack, neither did he deserve the hate letter he got, which reads, “You will die black fag.”


Chibueze is a graduate from the Federal University of Technology Owerri from the department of Information Management and is a lover of News, gist and entertainment

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