Twitter unloads on Empire star Jussie Smollett after news reports say Chicago police think he paid two brothers to assault him outside his apartment.

We are a very divided nation right now and to think he claims that Donald Trump supporters assaulted him and shouted this is “MAGA country” as they poured bleach on him is disgraceful.

Smollett reportedly paid Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo to stage the attack. The two men were detained on Wednesday, but were later released on Friday with no charges. They are said to be cooperating with police.

Smollett has hired a criminal defense lawyer, which makes a lot of people wonder, if he did nothing wrong, why would he need a defense lawyer in the first place?

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