Jussie Smollett is a T.V darling thanks to his starring role in the Fox Series ‘Empire’.
Tuesday morning, Smollett was approached and attacked by two unknown men n what seems t be a racially charged attack. It might also have been a bigoted attack against Smollett’s sexuality as the star had come out of the closet On Ellen’s show 4 years ago and also plays a Gay character on the show.
20th Century Fox confirmed reports that Smollett, 36, was attacked by the men as they mouthed racial and homophobic slurs.
He was punched in the face an unknown chemical poured on him as also reportedly a noose was put around his neck.
He was admitted in a local hospital as support came pouring in from all quarters of Hollywood for the much loved star.
Smollett told the police that the attackers shouted “this is MAGA country ” , in reference to Trump’s campaign slogan.
The police are treating this as a Hate Crime.
“Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime,”
-Chicago Police Statement.