Top 30 old tweets from journos, celebrities and Dem politicians on Jussie Smollett

As Chicago Police continue to investigate the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, we thought we’d put together this handy list of tweets from journos, celebrities and Dem political candidates from the day the story broke.
1. Sen. Kamala Harris:
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.

This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
2. Sen. Cory Booker:
The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe.

To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention. 

3. Jemele Hill, The Atlantic:
I’ve met @JussieSmollett a few times at social events and he emanates warmth and joy. I’m just disgusted and appalled that he has suffered the unimaginable. Praying for him and his loved ones.

4. Singer John Legend:
Sending love to Jussie and the Smollett family after this horrific attack. We support you and pray that you find peace and justice.

5. Actress Mindy Kaling:
I am disgusted and horrified to hear of the homophobic and racial attack on Jussie Smollett last night. Unfortunately, these hateful attacks happen way too often. We must call out and hold those accountable. Sending love to you, Jussie.

6. Actress Olivia Munn:
Jussie Smollett was violently attacked by two white men who poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck. He was targeted for being black and for being gay. THIS is why we have to have zero tolerance against homophobia and racism. Jussie’s life matters.

7. Sen. Bernie Sanders:
8. Director Ava DuVernay:
9. Actor Terry Crews:

I am questioned all the time about what defines toxic masculinity. Look no further than what just happened to @JussieSmollett . Get well brother🙏🏾🔥

10. Actress Gabrielle Union:
No matter what's happening around us, @JussieSmollett is ALWAYS quick w/ a massive smile & hug. Thats the kind of man he is. The homophobic, racist hate crime against him & hate crimes against countless others cannot stand. Rebuke hatred any & every time it rears its ugly head.

11. Actress Kathy Griffin:
A) Today I am outraged for my friend @JussieSmollett. He was viciously attacked in my hometown of Chicago. They threw bleach on him and put a noose around his neck. Racism and homophobia are very much alive, people.

12. NBA legend Magic Johnson:
There is no room in our society for hate crimes! People have a right to be who they are and feel safe. Get well soon @JussieSmollett! Respect, love, and support from the Johnson family.

13. Actress Reese Witherspoon:
This is beyond upsetting. What happened to @JussieSmollett is a truly horrible racist, homophobic hate crime. I hope we can find an end to the hate and fear that plagues this country. Praying for your recovery, Jussie. 🙏🏻

14. The ACLU:
LGBTQ people of color live at multiple intersections of oppression, too often facing violence compounded by both racism and homophobia.

This isn't the America we want to live in.

Our thoughts are with Jussie Smollett and all survivors. 

15. Singer Katy Perry:
Standing with and sending love to @JussieSmollett today... this is a racist hate crime and is disgusting and shameful to our country 😔

16. TV host Billy Eichner:
Heartbroken and furious reading about the attack on @JussieSmollett. I want Trump and all MAGA lunatics to burn in Hell.

17. Actress Viola Davis:
OMG!! THIS is why the LGBTQ community continue to fight to be seen and PROTECTED against hate!

We ALL have to take this racist and homophobic act of violence very personally! My arms are around you @jussiesmollett. You are loved! 

18. Actress Kerry Washington:
19. TV host Ellen DeGeneres:
20. Al Sharpton:
21. Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone:
Thankfully, @JussieSmollett is reportedly in good condition. The brutal attack on him in Chicago appears to be yet another example not just of further moral decay, but of the brand of terrorism that still doesn’t seem to spark enough response by Americans. 

22. Michael Avenatti:
This is outrageous criminal conduct and it should be denounced by the WH immediately. This has no place in America. And it all starts at the top...

Empire’s Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Racist, Homophobic Attack 

23. Actor Kumail Nanjiani:
24. Actress Zendaya:
25. Andrew Gillum:
26. Director Tyler Perry:

This may be a waste of time because I have learned that it’s often pointless to try and reach people who are hell bent on living in darkness, but here goes. To hate someone because of... continued:  @JussieSmollett

27. Actor Sean Hayes:
I can’t believe we still live in a country where hate is so severe. My heart, love and healing thoughts go out to @JussieSmollett. I’m with you, my friend.

28. April Ryan, White House reporter:
29. Actor George Takei:
30. Rep. Eric Swallwell:
What happened to Jussie Smollett is vile and tragic; thankfully, he will recover. But hate crimes like this are happening more frequently, egged on by careless hate-filled rhetoric. We start reducing these crimes by rejecting the speech - neither can ever be accepted as normal.

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