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Attacked Empire actor Jussie Smollett 'has tasted brutality of hatred'



American actor Jussie Smollet has been attacked in Chicago by two men shouting racist and homophobic slurs.

He was hit in the face, had a "unknown chemical substance" poured on him and a rope was wrapped around his neck.

Celebrities and famous friends, including Ariana Grande, Ellen and Steve Harvey, have shown their support for him with videos and messages posted online.

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