Mike Epps Tells Jussie Smollett's Attackers Time, Place & Date To Fight Him

Mike Epps Tells Jussie Smollett's Attackers Time, Place & Date To Fight Him

Mike Epps Tells Jussie Smollett's Attackers Time, Place & Date To Fight Him

The actor said that his attackers screamed "MAGA country" as they got away, a reference to US President Donald Trump's slogan "make American great again". "We are with you, Jussie".

Smollett's colleagues on Empire voiced their support for him. Smollett publicly came out as gay in 2015 and received some hate mail on the set of the hit TV series earlier this week.

The power of platform is now paying dividends for the fight against racism and homophobia as celebrities from Ava DuVernay to Ariana Grande are sharing their support for Smollett and making known their disgust for hate crimes - and calling them what they are is the first step to making our country better for everyone.

Chicago police confirmed that a letter containing an anti-gay epithet and white powder were mailed to the Douglas Park neighborhood Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, where "Empire" is filmed, on January 22. Cops want to talk to them about this possible hate crime.

Jussie, an actor on Empire who had came out as gay in 2015, was attacked outside a Subway at 2 a.m. after he returned on a delayed flight from NY.

Police are searching for persons of interest in the racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett this week in Chicago. "We ALL have to take this racist and homophobic act of violence very personally!"

Brandon Z. Moore, who represents Smollett, told Variety that he gave his account to police authorities, but declined to go into details because it is an active investigation.

They also demanded an end to racism and homophobia, which many say is on the rise in the United States.

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels issued his own statement on Instagram saying, "You didn't deserve, nor anybody deserves, to have a noose put around your neck".

After Smollett was interviewed by police inside an apartment he took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and he was reportedly in good condition. Hart originally refused to apologize for his past comments, noting that he had already done so, which created an even bigger backlash since the apology could not be found. Hart ended up apologizing, but he is now facing criticism after posting support for Jussie Smollett on social media due to the comedian's past comments on the LGBTQ community.

"Jussie Smollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know", wrote Harris. There are strict rules that we in the media must follow before using hate-crime language.

The 35-year-old actor had arrived in the city late on Monday and headed to Subway for food at around 2am, when he was approached by the men.

"We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice", read the statement.

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