‘Empire’ star, Jussie Smollett has been violently attacked in an apparent homophobic and racist hate crime that left him hospitalized.
One of Jussie’s close friend said the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway with plans to get food.
It was on his way that he was attacked by two whites who had allegedly called Jussie a faggot before they pounced on him.
He fought back, but they allegedly 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.
Authorities in Chicago said they are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, and they are searching the area for any video as more evidence.
It can be recalled that this isn’t the first time Jussie is being targeted by homophobes.
Few days ago, a letter was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black fag.” The letter was said to be meant for Jussie.
The envelope that was used to deliver the letter was inscribed ‘MAGA’ in the upper left corner.