TMZ is reporting that “Empire” star Jussie Smolett was brutally attacked by two men in Chicago around 2 am Tuesday morning.
Smollett arrived in Chicago from New York on Monday night and went to Subway. TMZ said after he left to go home, someone shouted “Aren’t you that f***ot “Empire” n*****?”
Reports say that two white men wearing ski masks attacked Smollett and fractured his ribs, they put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him. As the two men left the scene they yelled: “This is MAGA country.”
Injured Jussie took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and discharged later Tuesday morning.
A letter was obtained by ThatGrapeJuice that was sent to Fox Studio Chicago 8 days earlier with cut out letters spelling “You will die black F**.”
MAGA is short for Make American Great Again and it’s Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. Many hate crimes have been committed around by people who claim they are MAGA supporters.
Donald Trump has said many vile and racist things towards many different people including immigrants during his campaign and on Twitter.
HuffPost editor Philip Lewis also tweeted the statement from the Chicago Police Department.