Just when you thought some sensitive issues like racism and sexual discrimination has been tackled by a progressive country like " The united states of America", new inhumane developments keeps fouling the idea.
Currently, the Chicago police department is investigation, a heinous hate crime committed against our beloved, Jussie Smollett, popularly known as "Empire" case "Jamal Lyon".
In the wee hour of Jan 29, two unknown men approached the actor turned singer, outside the chicago subway sandwich shop, they uttered racial and homophobic words at him, they also placed a rope around his neck, probably trying to strangle him. But luckily, they later left him, but he could have been killed. Immediately after the vicious attack, he checked in to northwestern hospital, where he is recuperating.
While giving reports to the chicago police department, he stated that death threats were sent to fox studio, just a week before he was attacked. The incident took a toll on him emotionally, but he's getting better. The LGBT media department, sent their heartfelt messages, amidst other celebrities, like Danny Strong, Lala Anthony, Zendaya, Anna Navarro and other celebrities also gave their support and goodwill. Also Rev Al Sharpton condemn the attack on jussie as outrageous and despicable, and hopes justice is served.
The 20th Century Fox Entertainment also comments “We are deeply saddened and outraged to learn that a member of our EMPIRE family, Jussie Smollett, was viciously attacked last night,” also the production company told Hollywood life “We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice. The entire studio, network and production stands united in the face of any despicable act of violence and hate — and especially against one of our own.
We wish our beloved Jussie speedy recovery, and hope america becomes a true land of the free and the home of the brave.