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UPDATE: Smollett has been released from the hospital but has yet to issue a statement. Celebs took to social media in support of the singer/songwriter/actor including Empire creator Lee Daniels.



Empire star Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized in Chicago after a violent attack, one authorities are deeming an apparent hate crime.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Tuesday. According to reports, two men wearing ski masks placed a noose around Jussie’s neck during the attack. The two men allegedly yelled, “This is MAGA country” and asked Smollett, “Aren’t you that f****t Empire n*****?”


Smollett fought back but the two men, both white, fractured one of his ribs and viciously attacked him. They put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him as they left.

Per That Grape Juice, Jussie had recently received a letter with cut out letters spelling a derogatory statement, “You will die black f**”.

Chicago law enforcement is investigating the attack as battery. Smollett was later released from the hospital. The 35-year-old actor confirmed that he was gay during a 2015 interview on Ellen and hoped that other gay individuals would feel less alone in the world.

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24 thoughts on “‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized In Chicago After Alleged Homophobic Attack

  1. And y’all talking bout how much racist is located down south. More northern and Midwest fascist located up north than ever especially New York

  2. CiscoKid on said:

    While it’s possible this happened as Mr. Smollett said, I’m going to wait for all the facts to come out. Mr. Smollett didn’t say the ‘attackers’ told him he was in “MAGA country” when he first reported the incident. He added the MAGA comment in a follow-up interview. And although the incident is being investigated as a ‘hate crime,’ Mr. Smollett did not identify his attackers by race because according to him, they were wearing ski masks. So like Kay, I will wait for all the facts instead of automatically condemning all white people for what happened to Mr. Smollett. I pray for his well-being.

  3. Rob, If Black people are so stupid with low IQs, why are you on the BLACK AMERICA WEB website???
    Find another website with your special kind of ignorance where you will be more comfortable.

  4. @BAW – really you post vile comments like “Rob”??!! Opinions are like a$$holes – everyone has one – that doesn’t mean we all want to smell them. Who exactly does his comments serve – NO ONE!! Shame on you BAW!

  5. Ted Gravely on said:

    White people are evil. They’re the ones who institutionalized slavery, Jim Crow and separate but equal. White people are evil. They are the ones that bombed a church in Birmingham killing little babies. White people are evil, they are the ones that killed a little boy for supposedly whistling at an ugly white wrench. I could go on and on. Black people learned this hate from white people. Don’t shudder when black people hit back. Don’t mutter because black people don’t respect white people and now question everything you say. Now, white people are known liars – that orange puppet is leading the way. If white idiots can believe Susan Smith after she deliberately drowned her own kids and blamed it on the “magic negro,” darn it; folks can believe Jussie.

    • Your comment is practically the complete 180 degree opposite of the truth! Most black people have an IQ low enough to be considered mentally retarded. Black people are the ones who make everything up just like this story. Mainstream media already has stopped running it because it’s fake fake fake! You low IQ idiots only struggle against yourselves and it wont be to much longer that everyone will despise you and most of us already get a sick feeling in our stomach just from looking at you. For the most part the black race is nothing but a nuisance and a burden on the rest of us all and you are more hateful, racist, and homophobic than all the other races combined. And these are all facts so congratulations on being miserable and hated so passionately.

      • Charlita on said:

        It’s people like you that should have been the one to get attacked to knock some common sense in you……Why are you even on this site…..Really, talk about low IQ….you just described yourself…you need help to speak of people in such a negative way…Rob….I would like you to say those same words when standing around those of a different race than yours. Silence would be your reaction, you hide behind post like these, God help you

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      Black people learned this hate from white people
      Preach Ted! The realist statement ever made. Black people have lived in and has been shown nothing but hate every since we were brought to this country and led into this burning house known as integration, a system not for us designed for our failure.

    • CiscoKid on said:

      “White people are evil. They’re the ones who institutionalized slavery…” Evil black and Arab Muslims have been enslaving people since the 7th century. The first countries to legally abolish the evil practice of chattel slavery were England, France, and the US (‘white’ countries), while slavery still exists in a number of African and Arab countries today. And just so you know, the evil white people who instituted Jim Crow laws, black codes, the KKK, ‘separate but equal,’ lynching, etc. – those were Democrats. Bottom line: Evil knows no color. It’s not in the skin, but in the heart. Peace.

      • Passing Through!! on said:

        KKK, ‘separate but equal,’ lynching, etc. – those were Democrats
        Democrats who became RepubliKKKans when black people were given equal rights. The old racist Democrats are the conservative party. It’s funny how racist always leave that fact out.

  6. And for you very low IQ childish stupid black people saying all whites are evil, racist, and homophobic! The black race is is more racist and hateful than all the other races combined! And everyone knows that’s true. And you are so special, the retarded type of special, that we are all just expected to let you act out and say anything you want while the rest of us walk on eggshells around you. Just like the 4 black extremists in DC who were yelling the most vile racial and homophobic slurs imaginable at everyone else including the native Americans and nobody says a damn thing about it. You are hated more now than ever before because of your actions in the 6 or 7 years. Not many people of all races like you these days and you deserve it because you have worked so hard for that after all. You stupid idiots only struggle against yourselves, PERIOD!

  7. Dear black people, its unbelievable that you all think that everyone else is as stupid as you are that we would actually believe this happened! If he was really attacked everyone but you knows it was by other black men. Just because your IQ is so low it’s kinda reckless to go around saying completely outlandish things such as this. It’s really irresponsible and not one of these stories ever proved to be true so why should we all just be expected to believe this one?

  8. Dear black people, as much as you want this to be true I hate to tell you that just like every story like this before it will be proven to be made up and fabricated! If by chance he was attacked some how at 2 am in Chicago it was because he was mugged by fellow black people. I would bet the life on my children that this didnt happen and you low IQ idiots are getting bolder with your claims and stories. Want me to list all the made stories from you dummies? Why would two white men be out walking around at 2 am in the sub zero weather in Chicago with ski masks, rope and bleach? Why would two supposed trump supporters know he was an actor in empire and that he was gay? The black race will not be satisfied until everyone hates to even just look at you all.

  9. Andrea Williams on said:

    My prayers are with Jussie for a speedy recovery emotionally and physically. I also hope they find and convict the racist cowards that did this to him.

  10. Diane Thomas on said:

    Though in the end, we’re all responsible for our own actions, current leadership (lack of) definitely fuels these heinous acts! Agree w/many of you. This country is so full of hatred today; worse than I experienced in the 60’s (and that’s saying a lot)! Prayers for healing all around!

    • They wont because it was obviously black men but they are trying to spin it as the usual “poor me, I’m black” thing of course while the mainstream media has already dropped reporting on it for obvious reasons. Just another fabricated lie.

      • Hey fool, It was covered on mainstream media last night and today. Cnn just covered it. He didn’t deserve this and the culprits will be caught. Mf ers. They had on their 45 MAGA hats. I see the racist in chief hasn’t commented on it. He didn’t hesitate to defend those teens from Kentucky. We are a sick nation.

  11. Kimberly Sudberry on said:

    What a cold cruel world we live in. To make matters worse, we are stuck with #45 and his stupid MAGA idiots. Jussie feel better.

  12. So sad!!!!!
    There is WAY too much HATE in Amerykah these days.

    white folks have removed those White Sheets/Hoods and are coming at us every chance they can.

    I hope Chicago PD can locate these two RACIST/HOMOPHOBIC TURDS.

    In addition, I also hope that Jussie fully recovers both emotionally and physically from this
    horrible act of VIOLENCE.

    TIME FOR A REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. “Allegedly”. I’m going to reserve my comment until I see the video. He was attacked but anything else needs to be verified.

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