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Actor Jussie Smollett victim of hate assault in Chicago

Actor Jussie Smollett, famous for his role as Jamal Lyon in the series Empire, was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in Chicago on the night of Monday to Tuesday. According to information, it was on leaving a fast food restaurant, barely back in the capital of Illinois, that Jussie Smollett was allegedly insulted by two men uttering racist and homophone insults at him, before the physically assault. The individuals, sporting ski masks, then put a rope around his neck, sprayed him with the chemical and finally fled, shouting the now famous slogan of “Make America Great Again”. According to US media reports, the actor, who is said to have been released from the hospital today, had already received a threat letter some time before the attack. Investigation, dubbed “possible hate crime” under premeditation, has been turned over to Chicago police.

Actor Jussie Smollett assaulted in Chicago

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Many personalities have supported Jussie Smollett

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John Legend: “I send love to Jussie and his family after this terrible attack. We support you and we pray for you to find peace and justice ”

Michael Jordan: “Standing with my brother Jussie Smollett, I’m sending you love. Be strong. We are with you “

This attack on African-American gay actor Jussie Smollett is far from an isolated case, amid growing community tension in the United States. Americans who do not fit the white, heterosexual, male or Christian mold set up as a model by the ruling class are increasingly the target of attacks in the streets, but also in places of worship and nightclubs. Of course, not all attacks are made by intolerant whites, but the context of social division assumed by a certain part of the political class prompts some individuals to attack those who are not like them. Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat and declared candidate for the 2020 presidential election, called the event a “modern form of lynching. “

California senator also reacts to attack on Jussie Smollett

Twitter screenshot of California Senator Kamala Harris who also reacted to the

By attacking a fully assertive public figure like Jussie Smollett, the message takes on another dimension, showing that even a personality is not immune. Because beyond the physical attack, the mock hanging is an extremely strong and tragic symbol, given the dark past of the United States. Because in America, you don’t put a rope on a colored person, unless you want to send two messages: one to your enemies, the other to your friends..

The actor is famous for his role in the Empire series

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