Two Nigerians have been linked to the homophobic attack on Jussie Smollet, which attracted worldwide outrage and sympathy. Chicago Police Spokesman, Anthony Guglielmi disclosed that one of the suspects who has already been questioned once appeared on the show “Empire”. The two Nigerians linked to the homophobic attack on Jussie Smollet, flew into O’Hare airport from Nigeria on Wednesday evening and the police have already searched their apartment.
“The people of interest are alleged to be in the area where a crime was reported. They are not considered suspects at this time.” Jussie Smollett has given his first interview since being violently attacked by two men who allegedly shouted racial and homophobic slurs while attcking him.Speaking with Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Thursday morning via Good Morning America, the Empire star and Sum of My Music artist expressed hurt in light of the online accusations from some that he’s exaggerating the details of the attack, which is now being investigated as a suspected hate crime.
“It’s not necessarily that you don’t believe that this is the truth, you don’t even want to see the truth,” Smollett said in a message to his detractors, pointing out that many of them would sadly have more likely believed his story if the perpetrators had been “Muslim, or a Mexican, or someone black.” Smollett pointed out that the attackers’ shouting “This is MAGA country,” has been a specific point of contention for his detractors. “I didn’t need to add anything like that,” he said to anyone questioning that aspect of the account. “They called me a f*****, they called me a n*****. There’s no which way you cut it. I don’t need some MAGA hat as the cherry on top of some racist sundae.”
Ultimately, Smollett is “pissed off” about both the attack itself and the way some have continued to doubt his truth. Jussie Smollett has been hospitalised after he was reportedly injured by two men in what looks like a homophobic attack. According to TMZ, the ‘Empire’ star arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday. He went to a Subway around 2 am because he was hungry. When he walked out someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot Empire n****?”
There were reportedly two white men wearing ski masks that viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back. He reportedly suffered a fractured rib, and the attackers put a rope around his neck and poured bleach on him as they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”