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This is America. Jussie Smollett, one of the star’s of FOX’s hit show “Empire”, was brutally attacked in Chicago around 2 a.m. Monday night.
The actor was leaving Subway when someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?” At this point, two white men wearing ski masks attacked Jussie, beating him up and fracturing a rib. Before leaving, they put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
Jussie was taken to the hospital, he was discharged Tuesday morning. Just 8 days ago, a letter addressed to Jussie was delivered to the Fox Studios in Chicago, with cut out letters saying, “You will die black f**.”
FBI is currently investigating this as a hate crime. Cops have been going to adjacent stores to obtain surveillance footage.
— Empire (@EmpireFOX) January 29, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones