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Empire star Jussie Smollett victim of Homophobic attack in Chicago | Reactions

American actor and openly gay star of FOX Entertainment hit show “Empire“, Jussie Smollet has been hospitalized on Tuesday following an attack which has been termed as “homophobic”. According to Variety, Smollett who plays Jamal on “Empire” was beaten by two men who hurled “racial & homophobic slurs” at him and also poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him. They thereafter proceeded to put a rope around his neck before hurriedly taking off on foot. Smollett was eventually taken to a hospital in the area and is reportedly in good condition. This had spurned reactions from the media space as lots of people condemned the act:


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