John Legend and other celebrities show support for Jussie Smollett following suspected hate crime
After fans and celebrities alike heard the tragic news of Jussie Smollett's attack, they started to share their support online to let the "Empire" actor know that he is not alone. Leading the group of well-wishers is John Legend, who prays for peace and justice.
It's never good to hear about something bad happening to a person, especially one that has done nothing but help other people. That is why when Jussie's fellow celebrities heard about the hate crime attack against him on early Monday morning, they made sure to reach out and cry for justice.
No matter what's happening around us, @JussieSmollett is ALWAYS quick w/ a massive smile & hug. Thats the kind of man he is. The homophobic, racist hate crime against him & hate crimes against countless others cannot stand. Rebuke hatred any & every time it rears its ugly head.— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) January 29, 2019
John Legend led the Twitter campaign, sending love to Jussie and the rest of the Smollett family. Gabrielle Union made sure to highlight the goodness and positivity that Smollett always brings wherever he goes and called out that hate crime against anyone should not be happening anymore.
what happened to jussie makes me really fucking sick to my stomach. i can’t believe shit like this is really still happening everyday. what kind of world ? sending all of the healing energy / love i possibly can and hoping for change. what can we do ? tell me & i’m there.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 29, 2019
Ariana Grande also expressed her thoughts about what happened, saying that hearing about what happened to Jussie made her "sick to my stomach." She also shared how she cannot believe that terrible things like this still continue to happen every day. She ended her message by sharing some healing energy and love and offering her assistance in any way needed.
Sending love to Jussie and the Smollett family after this horrific attack. We support you and pray that you find peace and justice.— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 29, 2019
"Sending all of the healing energy / love i possibly can and hoping for change. what can we do ? tell me & i’m there."
I'm just now hearing the news about the senseless hate attack on my #EMPiRE Nephew @JussieSmollett IM SO ANGRY AND HURT ABOUT THIS! THIS MUST STOP!! SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE! PRAYERS UP TO U NEPHEW! 😢😢🙇🏾♀️🙇🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/p4GqfNW3An— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 29, 2019
His "Empire" co-star Vivica Fox also condemned the horrible act, saying that the senseless hate attack did not only hurt Jussie but her and the rest of his loved ones as well. She also condemned the ruthless attack and asked her followers to spread love instead of hate.
The "Empire" star just arrived in Chicago from his flight from New York late last Monday, when at around 2 AM, he decided to walk to a nearby Subway. However, just a few steps out of his home, someone suddenly yelled racial slurs at him after identifying him as the "Empire" actor. It was then that they started to attack him, which left him severely injured.
After calling the cops, Jussie brought himself to the Northwestern Memorial where he was treated for his wounds overnight. He was discharged on Tuesday morning.
Now that Jussie is recovering at home, his Fox Studios family has given him added security detail both in and out of their set for "Empire", which they were set to film in Chicago. It is unclear whether or not they halted filming to make way for one of their lead actors to recover from such a horrible experience.
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