If you follow Jussie Smollett on Instagram, he had posted a insta story that follows him on his trip to Chicago while on his “Troubadour” tour.
After a long 7 hour trip that should have taken 2 hours, Jussie went out to get some food at a local subway, this is when he was attacked by racist, homophobic “MAGA” supporters.
The report is as follows.
The two men both white and wearing ski masks — attacked Jussie as he fought back. The men pounced on Smollett, beating him so badly that they fractured one of his ribs. After pinning him down, they put a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and shouted “This is MAGA country!” before fleeing the scene.
Smollett was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and later released. The Chicago Police Department are now investigating.
He was released later Tuesday morning.
Fox has issued a statement expressing outrage at the incident:
“We are deeply saddened and outraged to learn that a member of our EMPIRE family, Jussie Smollett, was viciously attacked last night. We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice. The entire studio, network and production stands united in the face of any despicable act of violence and hate — and especially against one of our own.”
Authorities are investigating and are said to have already pulled surveillance footage from a nearby Target as well as an apartment building.
Lee Daniels spoke with Jussie via Facetime, and LOVEBSCOTT has the screen shot of the video conversation.
This is not just an attack on Jussie, this is an attack to the LGBTQ community, and this is an attack on the Black community.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram was flooded with outrage on this news. People are saddend and hurt because this is personal.
Lets pray that Jussie gets better soon and that this situation doesnt break him.