Empire Actor Victim of Possible Hate Crime

My heart hurts so much and I write this with tears in my eyes. There are allegations that the adorable, talented and handsome Jussie Smollett of Empire was the vitim of a hate crime in Chicago early this morning. He posted in social media just yesterday that he was flying from New York City to Chicago. Sources say that around 2am in Chicago, he went out for a sandwich and was taunted by two men. They allegedly called him a racial and homophobic slur. Jussie is an out gay man. He was then allegedly attacked, had bleach poured on him and a neck tied around his neck. TMZ is reporting that the assailants yelled, "This is MAGA country." Smollett took himself to Northwester Hospital in Chicago where he is said to be in good condition.

What year is this? Why does it seem like we're going backward? Where is the progress and most importantly, where is the love? Sometimes the world feels as cold as the air temperature.