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Jussie Smollett Assulted Due To Racism and Homophobia

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Jussie Smollett Assulted Due To Racism and Homophobia

Faith Delgado, Editor

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The idea of a hate crime is something that nobody should have to go through. But, when you are a well-known celebrity with security and other sources of protection, and still encounter this, the risk is much higher. This is what happened to Jussie Smollett from the television show called Empire.

In Chicago on a Tuesday morning, Jussie Smollett was apparently the victim of an alleged hate crime. It was a racist and homophobic attack according to police officers from the Chicago department. Jussie Smollett was just walking down the street when two men attacked him. They started off by yelling homophobic and racial slurs at Smollett. Then, the two men continued to follow him and began hitting him. They also ended up tying a noose around his neck and attempted to choke him out. Supposedly, Jussie was attacked with a substance that he also had thought to be bleach. But, Jussie Smollett was injured so severely that he was sent to the hospital to be hospitalized.

However, Smollett is not letting any of this stop him from doing what he has to do. Jussie Smollett is still scheduled to perform live at a venue in West Hollywood. His managers are prepared to continue to go along with the schedule as planned. They will announce any changes to the schedule or cancellations to any performances. But, right now it looks like everyone is still trying to maintain their regular schedule and stay on track with performance timings. The concert manager for the venue that Jussie was scheduled to perform at had also stated that everything will go on as planned until they are further notified.

Smollett and other cast members of the show Empire will also be supplied councilors to vent about what happened. As well as other extra added security precautions on the set of the filming. This extra security measure was placed after the cast of Empire also received a threatening note. With this information released, I hope everyone takes extra precaution while they are outside, is always keeping an eye out on their surroundings, and staying safe.

 

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Faith Delgado, Editor

Faith Delgado is currently 17 years old and turns 18 on October 29th. She is a senior at JFKMHS and an editor on The Torch. Faith enjoys anything involving...

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