Jussie Smollett receives an outpouring of support following homophobic and racial attack

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Jussie Smollett receives an outpouring of support following homophobic and racial attack

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has received an outpouring of support following his homophobic and racial attack by two men. According to a statement released by the Chicago Police Department, the men began hurling racial and homophobic slurs at the star then proceeded to physically attack him, tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical substance on him.

The department revealed that it’s currently investigating the matter and treating it as a hate crime while the star is recovering in hospital.

Here’s a look at the Chicago Police Department’s full statement.

The news of the attack saw Jussie’s friends take to social media sharing words of comfort and support.

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We got this @jussiesmollett ?????

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Sending super blessings and prayers to my good friend @jussiesmollett ?? This world must get better ASAP !!! HATE is not GREAT ?

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