The information is still coming in, but Empire star, Jussie Smollett was viciously attacked overnight in Chicago. TMZ is reporting that two white men in masks beat Jussie up so badly that they broke his ribs. The attackers poured bleach on Jussie, and reports are that they tied a noose around his neck as well.
When the attackers approached, it’s reported they said, “Aren’t you that fa**ot Empire ni**a”? As they were leaving they screamed “This is MAGA country”. Wow. Jussie was rushed to Northwestern Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. He’s now out of the hospital but very shaken. Jussie has been getting homophobic threats ever since he told Ellen Degeneres in 2015 that he was gay.
We’re following this story closely to see what drips next. As soon as we know, we’ll let you know.