Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Defend Jussie Smollett On Homophobic Attack

Nagini Shree |Jan 30, 2019

The "Empire" actor Jussie Smollet was physically assaulted by two unknown assailants in a homophobic attack on Tuesday.

The television show Empire star Jussie Smollett hospitalised on Tuesday, January 29 in Chicago due to a physical attack. The disgusting incident happened to Jussie when the 36-year-old was walking about 2 am. The Chicago Police Department stated that Jussie was attacked and beaten by two men who were yelling "racial and homophobic slurs." The actor was"poured and unknown chemical substance on the victim" and "wrapped a rope around the victims neck." The police are investigating and regarding it as a possibly hate-motivated attack.

Following the attack, Jussie went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was later discharged and deemed in "good condition."

Many celebrities have responded to this tragic incident and supported him on social media accounts. Bollywood-turned-Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram and shared Jussie's photo as her story and wrote, "Hate will never win. Thinking of you @jussiesmollett #justiceforjussie."

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Meanwhile, her husband and US singer Nick Jonas expressed the same sentiments and shared a picture of the actor and captioned, “Hate will never win. We stand by you @jussiesmollett."

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A host of celebrities took to social media and shared their thoughts on the brutal attack.

According to some reports, after the attack, the men told Smollett, “This is MAGA country,” which referring to President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”

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