Lee Daniels, Viola Davis, Lena Waithe & Other Speak Out In Support Of Jussie Smollett


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Celebrities have taken to social media to express their outrage and hurt over the vicious attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago.

Lee Daniels was very emotional in a video posted on his Instagram page where he told his “son” he didn’t deserve what he endured.

Viola Davis, Lena Waithe, Tamar Braxton and many other celebrities spoke out in support of Jussie.

Empire” also released a statement.

Read the posts below.

 

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I am praying for my friend my brother my family @jussiesmollett . Im at a loss for words as to why any person would want to commit such a hate crime on him but then I realize his beautiful mind, passion for whats right, courage, strength, & activism can put fear in many when they see his power to move people! It hurts me deeply, tears fill my eyes bc I can be that person involved in a hate crime. In my teenage years I was that person. It happens to too many in our community and you won’t hear about every one of them. To my people my lgbt family ?️‍? do not allow hate to fill your hearts at this time but also don’t hide in a shell bc of fear for being yourself. Jussie i love you & wish you a speedy recovery & receive so much love to heal any other pain. ??❤️ —————— Fuk’d Up World – Jussie Smollet #staystrong #lgbt #love #healing #justice #blacklivesmatter #Change #yeswecan #lovewins #jussiesmollett #freedom #glaad

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My heart is broken over the attack on brother @jussiesmollett The cowards that committed this vile and violent act against him may have thought they were assaulting HIS MANHOOD but really were displaying THEIR LACK of it!!! No MAN would willingly do something to damage or destroy another brother or sister. Despite anything that you may not like about that person; from their race, religion, culture or lifestyle. MEN don’t bully. But grown males who are stuck in the mental and emotional capacity of BOYS, who wants everything their way and despises anyone with opposing views, would! And lastly, a MAN doesn’t care whether you are heterosexual or homosexual. A Man cares about your character!!!! Homophobia will die when we matriculate grown males into Manhood!!!!! #CallOutMaleness #MaleVsMan #Manhood

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Prayers ?????? going up for you @jussiesmollett

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Please join me in sending up prayers for Jussie.


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