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People Are Blaming Donald Trump for Hate Crime Against Jussie Smollet

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Sad news has emerged regarding Empire actor Jussie Smollet. The actor was put in a hospital after a hate attack on him by white supremacists. Jussie Smollet is thankfully in a good condition now.

The attack took place in Chicago’s Loop Area at 2 a.m. last night. Two white men shouted racial and homophobic slurs at Smollet when he was departing from the Subway and threw bleach on him. The assailants wrapped a noose around his neck before running away.

The Chicago Police Department has released this statement:

“Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime.”

Later, TMZ confirmed that the Jussie Smollet was in fact specifically targeted by his attackers. Reports say that these were the slurs they shouted when attacking the Empire actor.

aren’t you that f***** Empire n*****?,”….this is MAGA country!

Jussie Smollet has been openly gay for a long time LGBTQ community adores him for being proud of his identity.

“This is MAGA country” is a direct reference to Donald Trump’s election campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. Conservatives are in support of Donald Trump, and some of them use his presidency as an excuse to freely commit hate crimes against people of color and people with different sexual orientations.

 

People are Blaming Donald Trump for Hate Crime Against Jussie Smollet

Consequently, many critics of Trump’s government took to Twitter to voice their grief and disgust at this heartbreaking hate attack.

Let’s see if the president of the United States takes this as a opportunity to show support for African-Americans and the LGBTQ community or not.

We hope that Jussie Smollet recovers well and faces no attacks in the future.

Here are some helpful LGBTQ organizations that you can use to protect yourself if you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and some organizations that help African-Americans in USA. There’s also a helpful blog that tells you how to protect yourself from cyber bullying.

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