“This is MAGA country,” yelled two men in ski masks before placing a noose around the neck of actor and musician Jussie Smollett, beating him and pouring bleach on him.
It was a horrific hate crime, referencing Donald Trump‘s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan, that shocked police and the world.
There was an outpouring of shock and love from fellow performers;
I’m just now hearing the news about the senseless hate attack on my #EMPiRE Nephew @JussieSmollett IM SO ANGRY AND HURT ABOUT THIS! THIS MUST STOP!! SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE! PRAYERS UP TO U NEPHEW! ????????????????♀️????????♀️ pic.twitter.com/p4GqfNW3An
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 29, 2019
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 29, 2019
This is horrific. What kind of country do we live in. https://t.co/unvzWmo6XD
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 29, 2019