In shit-wrapped awful news that makes me want to sneak into NASA and stowaway onto a spaceship headed for another planet, ThatGrapeJuice was the first to report that Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, was the victim of a vicious hate crime in Chicago early this morning. TMZ is hearing that two chunky racist and homophobic shit stains in ski masks put a noose around his neck, beat him, and poured bleach on him. They screamed, “This is MAGA country!“, as they ran off. Um, Chicago was overwhelmingly blue during the 2016 presidential election, so not only do those throbbing ass fissures have demon shit for souls but they have demon shit for brains too. Go figure.
Jussie had just landed in Chicago, where he lives while shooting Empire, from NYC, and was on his way to a Subway to get something to eat. When he walked out, his attacker screamed, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?“, and jumped him. Jussie fought back, but he ended up with a fractured rib. The Blast says that Jussie’s friend called the police at 2:30. Jussie refused an ambulance ride to the hospital, and instead went to Northwestern Hospital himself. He was later released in “good condition.”
The Chicago PD wouldn’t confirm that Jussie was the victim. But did confirm the details in a statement and said that no suspects have been arrested yet.
Chicago Police Department just sent out this statement re:
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— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 29, 2019
ThatGrapeJuice also posted a letter, written in cut-up magazine letters serial killer-style, that was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago eight days ago. The letter was addressed to Jussie and read: “You will die black fag.”
And why do I have a feeling that somewhere in Chicago, Cookie Lyon just grabbed her bat and headed out onto the streets.