Award-winning Hollywood actor and producer,Tyler Perry has shared his thoughts on the scandal embattled “Empire” star, Jussie Smollett is facing.
This is coming after reports of Smollet’s arrest and subsequent bail for staging an attack on himself and filing a false police report.
Reacting to the scandal, Perry took to Instagram to say he has spoken with Smollett and that the “Empire” star insists he is telling the truth about being attacked.
Sharing a photo collage of Smollet and two missing men (Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos) on Instagram, Perry wrote,
“How I wish that the disappearance of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos could get half as much attention as this Jussie Smollett thing. I have personally spoken to Jussie, and he is adamant that he’s telling the truth.
Also, I know who knows him says that he is not the kind of person who would make up such a horrible and awful thing.
Yet the evidence seems to state otherwise. I’m lost for words. To stoke fears and raise racial tensions is wrong in every situation on ALL SIDES! Yet my prayers are still with him and his family and our Nation. CAN WE PLEASE STOP THE HATE!”
It is noteworthy that following his release, Smollett issued an apology to set members of “Empire” and also insisted to them that he is innocent of the allegations that he staged the homophobic and racist attack on himself.