Jussie Smollett, the star of Empire was attacked for being gay and black. Reports are that Smollett was attack by supporters of president Donald Trump. Smollett is said to have been attacked by two masked men and having a noose placed around his head. One week prior, its said that Smollett received a letter spewing homophobic and racist slurs.
Reportedly, Smollett was beaten up by two masked men on a Chicago street as he walked outside to get something to eat. This is when he was discovered by someone who shouted Aren’t you that f***ot from Empire n***** The two mask men reportedly assaulted Jussie Smollett brutally, and threw bleach on him. Smollett took himself to the hospital, and was treated for his injuries. Police are investigating what is being called a pre-mediated attack on the 36 years old actor.
Authorities have yet to find the suspects. Cops are said to be combing through surveillance videos in the area which may have picked up the suspects assaulting Smollett. According to TMZ, Jussie Smollett’s attackers are said to have yelled “this is MAGA (Made In America) country” in reference to Donald Trump’s campaign slogan as they ran away.
Lee Daniels(above top right in photo), the creator of Empire is said to be pushing up security on set to armed guards.The attack was nothing one would expect to happen in America, but this is the era of Trump we are living in. There are weak minds out there that allow ignorance to penetrate their minds and manipulate them. Wonder if President Donald Trump is going to speak out against this hate.