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The assault on Jussie Smollett in Chicago sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. Politicians, musicians, actors and more all called for the uplifting of Smollett, who was assaulted by two men who called him racist and homophobic slurs and poured a substance on him before placing a noose around his neck.

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Chicago PD confirmed they spoke with Smollett after the attack and are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime. We’re sending our prayers and best wishes to Jussie.

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