As a refresher, Jussie Smollet was attacked by two men in masks, who yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him while beating him and telling him that he’s in “MAGA country. “They also put a rope around his neck and poured an “unknown chemical substance” on Smollett during the attack.
During the concert, Smollet went on to say that he wasn’t going to let his attackers win. “Above all, I fought the fuck back,” he said to the crowd. He continued, “I don’t even care to name any names. The hateful rhetoric that gets passed around, it has to stop. But guess what, it stops with the people that believe in love.”
After his encore, Jussie told room full of fans, “Be as black, be as brown, be as gay as the fuck you want to be. Now is the time. Be blacker, be gayer, do it right the f*ck now.”
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We applaud Jussie’s strength and bravery, and wish him the best recovery. Now I must got and buy some tissues.