Attacked actor 'has tasted brutality of hatred'
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

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

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

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

Celebrities and famous friends have been showing their support for him with videos and messages posted online.

Video journalist: Jimmy Blake.

Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.

  • 30 Jan 2019