The cast of Empire gives their reaction to a recent attack on the cast member, Jussie Smollett.
As we reported, two men wearing MAGA masks attacked Jussie Smollett for being black and homosexual. Specifically, they put a noose around his neck and yelled “this is MAGA” country.” But, Smollett is currently recovering from the assault.
And, people everywhere, have been showering the actor with love and support on social media. In addition to that, the cast of Empire is among those people. Terrance Howard went on Good Morning America to express his and the rest Empire’s cast and crews’ support for Smollett.
“Jussie’s the one that starts singing when everybody’s in a bad mood. He’s the one that cheers everybody up. He’s the one that does all the Instagrams if he catches you sleeping. Today, no one was caught sleeping. No one even took time to close their eyes and nap. They were all in shock that our family—you know, the Fox family, the Empire family, the Lyon family—you know, were attacked by a bunch of hyenas today.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 30, 2019
Taraji P.Henson also went on Instagram to show love and support.
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I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now. @jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him. The devil and his minions are very busy right now but one thing is for sure and two things are for certain #GODIS and that is all I know. This song needs to be downloaded until it goes triple platinum because the message is NEEDED. #weareresilientpeople AND #weaintgoingnowhereuntillwearefinished. The love so many have for him just goes to show HE IS LOVE!!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY MY BABY!!! #LOVEWINSALWAYS. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋
So, as we send our love and condolences, please share your comments below and let’s end homophobia. Stay tuned as more develops on this story.