Empire star Jussie Smollet took to social media to express his support for activists operating in Chicago who are staying to protest against Donald Trump and his racist campaign.
On Friday, a Trump rally scheduled in Chicago was cancelled because of violent outbreaks among the crowd. As usual, Trump has blamed protestors for the violence and refused to condemn his own supporters, who frequently display aggressive and violent behavior — from suckerpunching to proudly showing off Nazi salutes — at his rallies.
Like many people, Smollett was deeply offended by a Trump tweet that called the protestors "thugs," and took to social media to stand by the protestors and let his fans know what side of the political spectrum he stands on:
Smollett isn't the only celeb to lash out against Trump and his racist supports over the weekend. T.I. and Chris Brown have also taken to social media to share their views and express their anger.
This is not the first time Smollet has opened up about social action and change. Watch him talk about the "epidemic" of homophobia in our exclusive interview, below:
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