Actor Jussie Smollett, star of the hit television series “Empire,” was the victim of a homophobic and racially charged attack by Trump supporters.
Smollett was apparently attacked and beaten by two white men wearing ski masks while hurling racial and homophobic slurs at the actor and musician who happens to be black and gay.
“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by 2 men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country!”
That’s right, they put the black man’s head in a noose and screamed:
This is MAGA country!
In addition, the Trump loving assailants poured bleach on the actor. Raw Story reports:
They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib.
Smollett was attacked around 2 a.m. as he left his home to get a sandwich at the nearby Subway fast food restaurant. According to reports, when he walked out of his apartment, one or both of his attackers yelled:
Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?
According to the TMZ report Smollett was taken to Northwestern Memorial where he was treated for his injuries and discharged later Tuesday morning.
In a statement to Page Six a spokesman for the Chicago police said:
Overnight, the Chicago Police Department received a report of a possible racially-charged assault and battery involving a cast member of the television show ‘Empire.’ Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime.
Detectives are currently working to gather video, identify potential witnesses and establish an investigative timeline.” The spokesperson said the victim is fully cooperating with investigators and asked anyone with information about the crime to come forward.
Wow… Absolutely horrific details in this Chicago Police Dept Statement on incident reportedly involving actor Jussie Smollett pic.twitter.com/E4iTWfDule
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) January 29, 2019
Let’s not sugar coat this.
Supporters of the President reportedly threatened to lynch Jussie Smollett by putting a noose around his neck, beat him, and burned him with bleach.
Don’t tell me that red hat isn’t a symbol of white supremacy and hate.
Lynching. In 2019. WTF America. pic.twitter.com/Orlr0XctTt
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) January 29, 2019
I’m really horrified and enraged by the details around Jussie Smollett being brutalized by white supremacists. I love a lot of folks that love him and have been touched by him, I’m also truly sorry just as another Black gay man, and really, as another human. This is unacceptable.
— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) January 29, 2019
Actor Jussie Smollett, a star from Empire, is the newest victim of a brutal hate crime. Two White Supremacist demons beat him, fracturing a rib, hurled homophobic slurs at him, put a noose around his neck whilst yelling “This is MAGA country!” and fled.
Republican outrage? None.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 29, 2019
Bottom line: Actor Jussie Smollett, star of the hit television series “Empire,” was the victim of a homophobic and racially charged attack by Trump supporters screaming “This is MAGA country.”