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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas support Jussie Smollett after homophobic attack on actor

The Empire actor Jussie Smollet was physically assaulted by two unknown assailants in a homophobic attack on Tuesday. 

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New Delhi Published on: January 30, 2019 11:57 IST
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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas support Jussie Smollett after homophobic attack on actor

This recent disgusting incident that took place with the American actor and singer Jussie Smollett has left the entire Tinsel Town fuming. Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after the actor was attacked by men who chanted racial and homophobic slurs and physically assaulted him. The 36-year-old was attacked while walking about 2 am on Tuesday. Stars are backing the Empire star after he was hospitalised following the heinous attack in Chicago. According to the CNN report, Jussie Smollett was rope-tied and a chemical substance was poured upon him. He brought himself to the hospital and is currently doing fine.

Following the attack, Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas expressed solidarity towards Jussie Smollett in two different social media posts. Priyanka Chopra shared a picture of the actor in her Instagram story and wrote, ‘Hate will never win’ followed by ‘Thinking about you’.

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priyanka chopra nick jonas support Jussie Smollett

On the similar lines, her husband Nick Jonas also wrote, ‘Hate will never win. We stand by you,’ sharing a picture of Jussie Smollett.

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priyanka chopra nick jonas support Jussie Smollett

Following the racial attack on the actor, many Hollywood celebrities including John Legend, Kerry Washington, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Zendaya expressed their disgust over the crime. They shared their opinions on the recent attacks on their social media.

According to the TMZ, the two men who attacked Jussie Smollett shouted, “This is Maga country”. Maga stands for Make America Great Again, Donald Trump’s election campaign slogan in 2016.  

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