Celebrities express support and outrage after attack of ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett

By : Amanda Espinosa
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The recent attack of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has sparked an outpouring of support and concern from celebrities on social media.

According to Chicago Police, Jussie was found with a rope around his neck and had bleach thrown at him, as well as having racial and homophobic slurs yelled at him. He was immediately hospitalized after the incident.

Lee Daniels, creator of “Empire” released an emotional video on his Instagram in support of Jussie saying, “Right will be done. We will win this battle.”

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The hate crime has not only impacted the LGBTQ community but also spurred many celebrities and activists to express support and demands for change and justice.

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